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Postcolonial Biblical Reader

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ISBN-10: 1405133503

ISBN-13: 9781405133500

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: R. S. Sugirtharajah

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This wide-ranging Reader provides a comprehensive survey of the interaction between postcolonial criticism and biblical studies. Examines how various empires such as the Persian and Roman affected biblical narratives. Demonstrates how different biblical writers such as Paul, Matthew and Mark handled the challenges of empire. Includes examples of the practical application of postcolonial criticism to biblical texts. Considers contemporary issues such as diaspora, race, representation and territory. Editorial commentary draws out the key points to be made and creates a coherent narrative.
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.70" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Theoretical practices
Introduction : theoretical practices
Charting the aftermath : a review of postcolonial criticism
Biblical criticism and postcolonial studies : toward a potcolonial optic
Making the connections : postcolonial studies and feminist biblical interpretation
Empires old and new
Introduction : empires old and new
Renewal movements and resistance to empire in ancient Judea
Postcolonialism and imperial motives for canonization
Roman imperialism and early Christian scribality
Desiring war : apocalypse, commodity fetish, and the end of history
Empire and exegesis
Introduction : empire and exegesis
The implications of the text of esther for African women's struggle for liberation in South Africa
Rahab says hello to Judith : a decolonizing feminist reading
The sign of Orpah : reading Ruth through native eyes
On naming the subject : postcolonial reading of Daniel 1
Decolonizing Yahweth : a postcolonial reading of 2 Kings 24-25
Mark and empire : "zealot" and "postcolonial" readings
Tyranny, boundary, and might : colonial mimicry in Mark's gospel
Maori "Jews" and a resistant reading of John 5.10-47
God at the crossroads : a postcolonial reading of Sophia
Postcolonial concerns
Introduction : postcolonial concerns
How local divine powers were suppressed : a case of Mwari of the Shona
Cutchery Tamil versus pure Tamil : contesting language use in the translated Bible in the early nineteenth-century Protestant Tamil community
Canonization and marginalization : Mary of Magdala
Exodus-toward-Egypt : Filipino-Americans' struggle to realize the promised land in America