Preaching, Politics, and Paul in Contemporary African‐American Christianity

Brad Braxton

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199204540
Published online May 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Preaching, Politics, and Paul in Contemporary African‐American Christianity

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This article explores the homiletic and political nature of African-American biblical interpretation by investigating the use of the apostle Paul's letters in contemporary African-American sermons. In order to accomplish this, methodological insights from postcolonial studies will prove beneficial, and therefore, a synopsis of postcolonial studies and of its connections to African-American preaching is in order.

Keywords: Africa; America; Christianity; sermons; Bible; biblical interpretation; Paul; postcolonial studies

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Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Religious Studies

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