Postcolonial Biblical Reader
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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of Pages: 324
Width: 17.1 cm
Height: 25.3 cm
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.
"This book, edited by one of the foremost proponents of postcolonial biblical criticism, will provide a useful entree into this important area of study and a representative and wide-ranging selection of essays with which to engage." (Journal for the Study of the New Testament)