By Katherine Bassard
Two vital biblical figures grow to be key tropes round which ladies formed a counternarrative to the dominant culture’s “curse” on black girl id: the “talking mule” from Numbers 22 and the “black yet comely” Shulamite of tune of Songs, the Queen of Sheba. remodeling Scriptures analyzes those tropes inside a variety of contexts, from biblical justifications of slavery and the second-class prestige of girls to hermeneutical and post-structural opinions of the Bible. African American women’s appropriations of scripture happen inside of a continuum of African American Bible-reading practices and spiritual or ideological commitments, argues Bassard. there's hence no unmarried “black women’s hermeneutic”; really, theories of African American girls and the Bible needs to account for old and social swap and difference.