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Faithful vision [electronic resource] : treatments of the sacred, spiritual, and supernatural in twentieth-century African American fiction / James W. Coleman.

By: Coleman, James W. (James Wilmouth), 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Southern literary studies: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (252 p.).ISBN: 9780807136560 (electronic bk.); 0807136565 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Religion and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Religious fiction, American -- History and criticism | African Americans in literature | Spiritual life in literature | Supernatural in literature | Spiritualism in literature | Holy, The, in literature | Faith in literature | Roman am�ericain -- Auteurs noirs am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Religion et litt�erature -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Roman am�ericain -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman religieux am�ericain -- Histoire et critique | Noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Vie spirituelle dans la litt�erature | Surnaturel dans la litt�erature | Spiritisme dans la litt�erature | Sacr�e dans la litt�erature | Foi dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Faithful vision.DDC classification: 813/.509382 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
African American faithful belief : imposing social determinism, naturalism, and modernism -- The centrality of religious faith : communal acceptance, textual ambiguity, and paradox -- Critiquing Christian belief : the text as prophecy of different ways of seeing salvation -- Rejecting God and redefining faith : portrayals of Black women's spirituality -- Reshaping and radicalizing faith : the diasporic vision and practice of hoodoo -- Conclusion : fiction, life, and faithful vision : final thoughts on its overall portrayal and relevance.
Summary: "This is a marvelous and sustained discussion of 'faithful vision' and its significant influence on African American literature."--American LiteratureIn Faithful Vision, James W. Coleman places under his critical lens a wide array of African American novels written during the last half of the twentieth century. In doing so, he demonstrates that religious vision not only informs black literature but also serves as a foundation for black culture generally. The Judeo-Christian tradition, according to Coleman, is the primary component of the African American spiritual perspective, though its syncre.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index.

African American faithful belief : imposing social determinism, naturalism, and modernism -- The centrality of religious faith : communal acceptance, textual ambiguity, and paradox -- Critiquing Christian belief : the text as prophecy of different ways of seeing salvation -- Rejecting God and redefining faith : portrayals of Black women's spirituality -- Reshaping and radicalizing faith : the diasporic vision and practice of hoodoo -- Conclusion : fiction, life, and faithful vision : final thoughts on its overall portrayal and relevance.

"This is a marvelous and sustained discussion of 'faithful vision' and its significant influence on African American literature."--American LiteratureIn Faithful Vision, James W. Coleman places under his critical lens a wide array of African American novels written during the last half of the twentieth century. In doing so, he demonstrates that religious vision not only informs black literature but also serves as a foundation for black culture generally. The Judeo-Christian tradition, according to Coleman, is the primary component of the African American spiritual perspective, though its syncre.

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