scripture

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Scripturalization and the Performance of the Scriptural

Why is the mimetically scriptural presumed to be good, asks Vincent Wimbush in this response to our interview with Richard Newton on "Roots as Scripture and Scriptures as Roots."
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The Secret Life of Scriptures: Black Scriptures as Tending to New Afro-Futures

In Joseph L. Tucker Edmond's response to our interview with Richard Newton, we see a continuation of the extended, organic metaphors of Newton's scriptural lens for studying Alex Haley's Roots. What does it mean to tend a future, asks Tucker Edmonds, and who tends the futures for Black subjects?
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Performing Scripture

What are the limits of scripture as a performative concept? In this response to this season's episode with Richard Newton, M. Cooper Harriss examines Newton's hybrid understanding of scripture as a forceful and malleable process of signification.