Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America (Religion in America) by Theophus H. Smith
English | Feb 24, 1994 | ISBN: 0195067401 | 304 Pages | PDF | 18 MB
This book provides a sophisticated new interdisciplinary interpretation of the formulation and evolution of African American religion and culture. Theophus Smith argues for the central importance of "conjure"–a magical means of transforming reality–in black spirituality and culture. Smith shows that the Bible, the sacred text of Western civilization, has in fact functioned as a magical formulary for African Americans.