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£42.99

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198752691
Number of Pages: 244
Published: 18/04/2002
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.3 cm
In this stimulating study, R. S. Sugirtharajah explores the implications of postcolonial criticism for biblical studies. He provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, definitions, and procedures of postcolonial criticism, followed by a discussion of the significance of postcolonial criticism in biblical interpretation. He reveals how postcolonial criticism can offer an alternative perspective to our understanding of the Bible, and how, when the Bible has been deployed as a Western cultural icon, it has come to be questioned in new ways.

R. S. Sugirtharajah (, Reader in Biblical Hermeneutics, School of Historical Studies, University of Birmingham)

R. S. Sugirtharajah is a Reader in Biblical Hermeneutics at the University of Birmingham.His publications include The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters, The Postcolonial Bible, Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism, and is general editor of The Bible and Postcolonialism series (Sheffield Academic Press).

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