The Bible in the Black Religious Experience by Boykin Sanders (video)
Boykin Sanders, The Bible and Black Experience: Who Needs the Bible?/Response by Thomas Hoyt and Virgil Cruz
Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection
Boykin Sanders gives lecture presentation on the bible in the Black religious experience. He discusses the problem of relating the past to the present and how biblical disciplines responded through the science of historical critical method. He also raises questions about the historical critical method based on its scientific assumptions. Boykin Sanders relates the Black religious experience with the Bible by focusing on the weak and suffering relationship with the transcendent. He uses James Cone’s Black liberation theology, African and African American folklores and the biblical Jesus to illuminate his point. In response to the lecture Thomas Hoyt and Virgil Cruz are critical of Sanders claims about the historical critical method.
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Sanders, Boykin; Hoyt, Thomas; and Cruz, Virgil, "The Bible in the Black Religious Experience by Boykin Sanders (video)" (1979). Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection, Audio-Visual Recordings. 5.
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