Introduction - Cain Hope Felder
New Introduction - Brian K. Blount
PART I: THE RELEVANCE OF BIBLICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
1. Interpreting Biblical Scholarship for the Black Church Tradition
Thomas Hoyt, Jr.
2. The Hermeneutical Dilemma of the African American Biblical Student
Renita J. Weems
3. Reading Her Way through the Struggle: African American Women and the Bible
Renita J. Weems
PART II: AFRICAN AMERICAN SOURCES FOR ENHANCING BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
4. The Bible and African Americans: An Outline of an Interpretative History
Vincent L. Wimbush
5. "An Ante-bellum Sermon": A Resource for an African American Hermeneutic
David T. Shannon
PART III: RACE AND ANCIENT BLACK AFRICA IN THE BIBLE
6. Race, Racism, and the Biblical Narratives
Cain Hope Felder
7. The Black Presence in the Old Testament
Charles B. Copher
8. Beyond Identification: The Use of Africans in Old Testament Poetry and Narratives
Randall C. Bailey
PART IV: REINTERPRETING BIBLICAL TEXTS
9. Who Was Hagar?
John W. Waters
10. The Haustafeln (Household Codes) in African American Biblical Interpretation: "Free Slaves" and " Subordinate Women"
Clarice J. Martin
11. An African American Appraisal of the Philemon-Paul-Onesimus Triangle
Lloyd A. Lewis
PART V: NEW Directions
12. "Undaunted: Reading Miriam for the Sisters They Tried to Erase"
13. "Witnessing Jesus hang: Reading Mary Magdalene's View of Crucifixion through Ida B. Wells' Chronicles of Lynching"
Shively T.J. Smith
14. "You Can't See What I Can See: Reading Black Bodies in Galatians"