Readings from the Edges The Bible and People on the Move

ISBN-10: 1570759448

ISBN-13: 9781570759444

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jean-Pierre Ruiz

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An exploration of borders by a Hispanic scholar that connects the migration of peoples with biblical texts.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Latino/a Itineraries
Reading around the Edges
Mapping This Book
Reading Strategies
Good Fences and Good Neighbors? Biblical Scholars and Theologians
Business as Usual?
At the Galilean Border: Of Fences and Neighbors
Summing Up
The Bible and Liberation: Between the Preferential-Option for the Poor and the Hermeneutical Privilege of the Poor
Gustavo Guti�rrez Comes to Queens
Giving Voice to the Preferential Option
Reading Privileges
Reading and Representing
Too Much Reading?
Conclusion
Latino/a Biblical Studies as Public Theology and the Case of U.S. Immigration Reform
Reading the Bible in Public
The Bible and the Border
Jesus Behaving Badly? Rereading Mark 7:24-30 with Sharon Ringe
Mark's Migrant Jesus
Conclusions: Reading en Voz Alta
Looking To The Texts
Abram and Sarai Cross the Border: A Reading of Genesis 12:10-20
Biblical Imperatives and the World in Front of the Text
People on the Move in the Hebrew Bible
Abram and Sarai Cross the Border Genesis 12:10-20
Conclusion
Symbolism on the Street: Reading Prophecy as Performance in Ezekiel 12:1-16
Reading Ezekiel from this Hyphenated Place
Extraordinary Texts and Ordinary Readers
Street Theater, Performance, and Script
Rewriting the Script: Diachronicity, Coherence, and Consistency
Finale: Performance and Permanence
An Exile's Baggage: A Postcolonial Reading of Ezekiel
Echoes of Exile
What Is Postcolonial Hermeneutics and Why Does It Matter Anyway?
Between Assimilation and Resistance: A Postcolonial Approach to Ezekiel 20
Conclusion
"They Could Not Speak the Language of Judah": Rereading Nehemiah 13 between Brooklyn and Jerusalem
Reading Nehemiah in Brooklyn
Rereading Nehemiah: Walls Built of Words
Language and the Politics of Ethnic Identity
The View from Northern Boulevard: Reading Matthew's Parable of the Day Laborers Conventional Readings
Resisting Conventional Readings
Another Look at the Parable
Seeing the Face of Christ in the Immigrant Laborer?
The Bible and the Exegesis of Empire: Reading Christopher Columbus's Ellibro de las profecias
Beginning with the Apocalypse
Columbus and His Bible
Columbus as Exegete of Empire
Provisional Conclusions
Epilogue: Reading the New Normal
Notes
Index
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