Just as it must now be recognized that the African slaves did not so much “convert” to “Christianity” but rather converted Christianity to themselves, so it must be recognized (as a particular reflection of this larger phenomenon and springboard for further research) that the Bible was more than just a simple deleterious socializing (Christianizing) agent.
— Vincent L. Wimbush “A Meeting of Worlds: African Americans and the Bible” in Teaching the Bible: The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy (p. 197)