Voices from the Margin Interpreting the Bible in the Third World

ISBN-10: 1570756864

ISBN-13: 9781570756863

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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This substantially revised edition has been expanded to include sixteen new essays and a new section on postcolonial readings of scripture. It also contains a new introduction and an afterword by the editor, calling attention to new developments in biblical interpretation.
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List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 506
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Introduction : still at the margins
The Bible and the five hundred years of conquest
Re-reading for liberation : African American women and the Bible
Marxist critical tools : are they helpful in breaking the stranglehold of idealist hermeneutics?
Developments in biblical interpretation in Africa : historical and hermeneutical directions
Postcolonial biblical interpretation
Jesus and the Minjung in the Gospel of Mark
Breaking hegemonic boundaries : an intertextual reading of the Madurai Veeran legend and Mark's story of Jesus
Anti-greed and anti-pride : Mark 10.17-27 and 10.35-45 in the light of tribal values
The Cornelius story in the Japanese cultural context
The forgiveness of debts in Matthew and Luke : for an economy without exclusions
The skin of Miriam became as white as snow : the Bible, Western feminism and colour politics
Wresting the message from the messenger : the Rastafari as a case study in the Caribbean indigenization of the Bible
"Barak God and die!" : women, HIV, and a theology of suffering
A Latin American perspective : the option for the poor in the Old Testament
An Asian feminist perspective : the Exodus story (exodus 1.8-22; 2.1-10)
A Palestinian perspective : biblical perspectives on the land
A native American perspective : Canaanites, cowboys, and Indians
Exodus-toward-Egypt : Filipino-Americans' struggle to realize the promised land in America
Let my people go! : threads of Exodus in African American narratives
Returning to China : biblical interpretation in postcolonial Hong Kong
Reading for decolonization (John 4.1-42)
"Clothed in her right mind" : Mark 5.1-20 and postcolonial discourse
Two mission commands : an interpretation of Matthew 28.16-20 in the light of a Buddhist text
The book of Ecclesiastes and Thai Buddhism
Interpreting John 14.6 in a religiously plural society
The rhetorical hermeneutic of 1 Corinthians 8 and Chinese ancestor worship
Ego and self in New Testament and in Zen
On developing liberation theology in Islam
Wrestling in the night
A Brazilian example : 'listening to what the spirit is saying to the churches' - popular interpretation of the Bible in Brazil
A Malawian example : the Bible and non-literate communities
A Nicaraguan example : the alabaster bottle - Matthew 26.6-13
An Indonesian example : the miraculous catch - Luke 5.1-11
Toward a post-apartheid black feminist reading of the Bible : a case of Luke 2.36-38
The role of the Bible in the rise of African instituted churches : the case of the Akurinu churches in Kenya
Afterword : the future imperfect
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