Table of Contents:
  • Talking mules and troubled hermeneutics: Black women's biblical self-disclosures
  • Private interpretations: the Bible defense of slavery and nineteenth-century racial hermeneutics
  • Sampling the scriptures: Maria W. Stewart and the genre of prayer
  • Hannah's craft: biblical passing in The bondwoman's narrative
  • "Beyond mortal vision": identification and miscegenation in the Joseph cycle and Harriet E. Wilson's Our nig
  • And the greatest of these: eros, philos, and agape in two contemporary Black women's novels.