African American Biblical Interpretation As An Exercise In Hope
All are welcome and invited to participate in this summer book club. Together we will read Reading While Black by The Rev. Esau McCaulley. We will gather twice over the summer on Zoom to discuss the first and second half of the book respectively. Here are the details…
What? Summer book club
When? Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30pm: Discuss chapters 1-4 (p.1-95)
Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30pm: Discuss chapters 5-7, Conclusion, and Bonus Track (p.96-184)
Where? On Zoom: //us02web.zoom.us/j/89947616709
Why? To learn from and with the Black church by centring the realities surrounding African American biblical interpretation.
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From the back cover: “…[McCaulley] advocates for a model of interpretation that involves an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, in which the particular questions coming out of Black communities are given pride of place and the Bible is given space to respond by affirming, challenging, and, at times, reshaping Black concerns. McCaulley demonstrates this model with studies on how Scripture speaks to topics often overlooked by white interpreters, such as ethnicity, political protest, policing, and slavery.”
View a brief summary of the book from McCaulley here: