The Resource Honoring the ancestors : an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature, Donald H. Matthews

Honoring the ancestors : an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature, Donald H. Matthews

Label
Honoring the ancestors : an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature
Title
Honoring the ancestors
Title remainder
an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature
Statement of responsibility
Donald H. Matthews
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book poses a challenge to end the battle between Afrocentrists and multiculturalists by acknowledging their common intellectual heritage in the works of DuBois, Herskovits, and Hurston. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of African-American religion and culture and those interested in Afrocentric literature
  • Donald Matthews affirms once and for all the African foundation of African-American religious practice. Because the Negro spiritual is the earliest extant body of African-American folk religious narration, Matthews believes that it holds the key to understanding African-American religion. He explores the works of such seminal black scholars as W.E.B. DuBois, Melville Herskovits, and Zora Neale Hurston, tracing the early development of the African-centered approach to the interpretation of African-American religion
  • Using "The Negro Spiritual" as a source material, this volume analyzes the methods employed by social scientists, historians and literary critics in studying African-American religion, and makes its own theological statement regarding African-American religion
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
230/.089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT82.7
LC item number
.M38 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Honoring the ancestors : an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature, Donald H. Matthews
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Chicago
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpretation and the African American situation -- Cultural contact and cultural space: the dialectics of negation and resistance -- A theology of the spirituals: the spirituals as postmodern discourse -- Black literary criticism and narrative hermeneutics -- An analysis of All God's dangers based on the spirituals -- The spirituals: an African cultural narrative theology
Control code
ocm45733805
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280441714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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ed52f6ac-0216-472b-bc8e-79312b3a0724
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35534849
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45733805
  • pebcs0195091043

Library Locations

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