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Reading the Bible from the Margins

ISBN-10: 1570754101
ISBN-13: 9781570754104
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Miguel A. De La Torre is Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and the author or editor of more than twenty-five books. He is the 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics.

Preface
Introduction
Liberating the Bible
The Bible in the Real World
Reading through Others' Eyes
Learning to Read: The Importance of Words
Defining Terms
Imposing Twenty-First-Century Meanings on Ancient Texts
Defining Racism
The Factor of Language
A Han Reading
Multiple Consciousness
The Center-Margin Dichotomy
Reading the Bible from the Center
A Privileged Reading
A Biblical Paradigm for Justifying Privilege
Pitfalls in Raising Consciousness
Words of Concern
Searching for the Abundant Life
Unmasking the Biblical Justification of Racism and Classism
Justifying Racism
Beyond the Black-and-White Dichotomy
African Americans
Amerindians
Asians
Jews
Justifying Classism
Classism from the Margins
Unmasking the Biblical Justification of Sexism
Justifying Patriarchy
Sexism from the Margins
Feminism among Women of Color
Justifying Homophobia
Homophobia from the Margins
The Hermeneutical Circle
Who Do You Say I Am?
The Economically Marginalized Christ
A Hispanic Christ
An Amerindian Christ
An Asian American Christ
A Black Christ
A Female Christ
A Gay Christ
Perceiving the Character of Divinity
God Sides with Today's Crucified People
God Is Victorious
Jesus Saves
The Rich Young Ruler, the Sinning Tax Collector, and the Begging Blind Man
More Than Just Climbing Sycamore Trees
I Once Was Blind
Of Sheep and Goats
Communal Essence of Justice
Are You Saved?
Can't We All Just Get Along?
The Dysfunctional Family
Forgive and Forget?
Power to Direct the Discourse
Power to Name
Power Not to See a Need to Repent
Power to Become the "Real" Victim
Cheap Forgiveness
What the Center Can Learn about the Bible
Exodus: God the Liberator
Amos: God the Seeker of Justice
The Gospels: God the Doer
Acts and the Letters from Paul: God the Subverter
The Bible in the Twenty-First Century
Notes
Bibliography
General Index
Scripture Index

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