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Author Bassard, Katherine Clay, 1959-
Title Transforming scriptures : African American women writers and the Bible / Katherine Clay Bassard.
Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2010]

Subject Bible -- In literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Religion.
African American women in literature.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 166 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-152) and indexes.
Contents Talking mules and troubled hermeneutics: Black women's biblical self-disclosures -- Private interpretations: the Bible defense of slavery and nineteenth-century racial hermeneutics -- Sampling the scriptures: Maria W. Stewart and the genre of prayer -- Hannah's craft: biblical passing in The bondwoman's narrative -- "Beyond mortal vision": identification and miscegenation in the Joseph cycle and Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig -- And the greatest of these: eros, philos, and agape in two contemporary Black women's novels.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780820336138 (electronic bk.)
0820336130 (electronic bk.)
9780820330907 (electronic bk.)
0820330906 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612553110
OCLC # 615629321
Additional Format Print version: Bassard, Katherine Clay, 1959- Transforming scriptures. Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010 9780820330907 (DLC) 2009032883 (OCoLC)318869617