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The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters [Paperback]

By R. S. Sugirtharajah (Author)
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Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 18, 2004
Publisher   Cambridge University Press
ISBN  0521005248  
EAN  9780521005241  


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This study assesses the phases of the Third World's encounter with the Bible - precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial. It recounts the remarkable story of how an inaccessible and marginal book in the ancient churches of India, China and North Africa became an important tool in the hands of both colonizer and colonized; how it has been reclaimed in the postcolonial world; and how it is now being reread by various indigenes, Native Americans, dalits and women. Drawing on exegetical examples, Sugirtharajah examines reading practices ranging from the vernacular to liberation and the newly-emerging postcolonial criticism. His study emphasises the often overlooked biblical reflections of people such as Equiano and Ramabai as well as better-known contemporaries like Gutierrez and Tamez. Partly historical and partly hermeneutical, this volume should serve as an invaluable introduction to the Bible in the Third World for students and interested general readers.

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More About R. S. Sugirtharajah

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! R. S. Sugirtharajah is Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics, University of Birmingham. Recent publications include: The Bible and Empire: Postcolonial Explorations (Cambridge, 2005), Postcolonial Criticism and Bibical Interpretation (Oxford, 2002), Postcolonial Reconfigurations: An alternative way of reading the Bible and doing Theology, SCM Press, London, 2003.

R. S. Sugirtharajah was born in 1927 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Birmingham, UK University of Birmingham Department of Th.

R. S. Sugirtharajah has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible and Postcolonialism
  2. Library of New Testament Studies


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Third World hermeneutics  Jul 14, 2006
Currently studying a MDiv. at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, my Hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation) teacher recommended me to read this book. I must admit that this book is very interesting as it deals with the history of hermeneutics in the Third World.

In the first part of the book, the author gives us interesting insights on how Christianity entered very early continents such as Asia and Africa without any influence from the traditional denominations (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant) but without taking strong roots.
Then came the Colonial period, with its imperialism and the spread of the Gospel. There the author explains how locals started appropriating the Bible and making their own Biblical interpretations to resist the Western imperialism.
Finally in the last part, the author presents current trends of
interpretation such as Liberation theology and Postcolonialism.

In short, if you want to learn more about how the Third World came up with their own hermeneutics, or if you are a studying this topic, then this book might be for you.
 

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