Table of contents for Faithful vision : treatments of the sacred, spiritual, and supernatural in twentieth-century African American fiction / James W. Coleman.


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INTRODUCTION * 1
Faithful Vision
Its Definition and Significance
in African American Culture and Fiction
CHAPTER    * 16
African American Faithful Belief
Imposing Social Determinism, Naturalism, and Modernism
CHAPTER 2 * 43
The Centrality of Religious Faith
Communal Acceptance, Textual Ambiguity, and Paradox
CHAPTER 3 * 77
Critiquing Christian Belief
The Text as Prophecy of Different Ways of Seeing Salvation
CHAPTER 4 * 118
Rejecting God and Redefining Faith
Portrayals of Black Women's Spirituality
CHAPTER 5 - 156
Reshaping and Radicalizing Faith
The Diasporic Vision and Practice of Hoodoo
CONCLUSION * 197
Fiction, Life, and Faithful Vision
Final Thoughts on Its Overall Portrayal and Relevance



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: American fiction African American authors History and criticism, Religion and literature United States History 20th century, American fiction 20th century History and criticism, Religious fiction, American History and criticism, African Americans in literature, Spiritual life in literature, Supernatural in literature, Spiritualism in literature, Holy, The, in literature, Faith in literature