Postcolonial Biblical Reader
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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of Pages: 336
Width: 17.3 cm
Height: 24.6 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)