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Voices from the margin : interpreting the Bible in the Third World

Author: R S Sugirtharajah
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded 3rd edView all editions and formats
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An essential resource on interpretations of the Bible from scholars around the world. 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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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Voices from the margin.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)608034199
Online version:
Voices from the margin.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)608610773
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R S Sugirtharajah
ISBN: 1570756864 9781570756863
OCLC Number: 65065401
Description: vi, 506 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Still at the margins / R.S. Sugirtharajah --
pt. I: Reading Strategies --The Bible and the five hundred years of conquest / Elsa Tamez --
Re-reading for liberation: African American women and the Bible / Renita J. Weems --
Marxist critical tools: are they helpful in breaking the stranglehold of idealist hermeneutics? / José Míguez-Bonino --
Developments in Biblical interpretation in Africa: historical and hermeneutical directions / Justin S. Ukpong --
Postcolonial Biblical interpretation / R.S. Sugirtharajah --
pt. II: Subaltern Readings --
Jesus and the Minjung in the Gospel of Mark / Ahn Byung-Mu --
Breaking hegemonic boundaries: an intertextual reading of the Madurai Veeran legend and Mark's story of Jesus / A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J. --
Anti-greed and anti-pride: Mark 10:17-27 and 10:35-45 in the light of tribal values / George M. Soares-Prabhu --
The Cornelius story in the Japanese cultural context / Hisao Kayama --
The forgiveness of debts in Matthew and Luke: for an economy without exclusions / Ivoni Richter Reimer --
The skin of Miriam became as white as snow: the Bible, western feminism and colour politics / Mukti Barton --
Wresting the message from the messenger: the Rastafari a case study in the Caribbean indigenization of the Bible / Nathaniel S. Murrell --
"Barak God and die!": women, HIV, and a theology of suffering / Sarojini Nadar --
pt. III: Many Readings: Exodus --
A Latin American perspective: the option for the poor in the Old Testament / George V. Pixley and Clodovis Boff --
An Asian feminist perspective: the Exodus story (Exodus 1:8-22; 2:1-10) / An Asian Group Work --
A Palestinian perspective: Biblical perspectives on the land / Naim S. Ateek --
A Native American perspective: Canaanites, Cowboys, and Indians / Robert Allen Warrior --
Exodus-toward-Egypt: Filipino-Americans' struggle to realize the promised land in America / Eleazer S. Fernandez --
Let my people go!: threads of Exodus in African American narratives / Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan --
pt. IV: Postcolonial Readings --
Returning to China: Biblical interpretation in postcolonial Hong Kong / Archie C.C. Lee --
Reading for decolonization (John 4:1-42) / Musa W. Dube --
"Clothed in her right mind": Mark 5:1-20 and postcolonial discourse / Jeffrey L. Staley --
pt. V: Inter-texual Readings --
Two mission commands: an interpretation of Matthew 28:16-20 in the light of a Buddhist text / George M. Soares-Prabhu --
The Book of Ecclesiastes and Thai Buddhism / Seree Lorgunpai --
Interpreting John 14:6 in a religiously plural society / S. Wesley Ariarajah --
The rhetorical hermeneutic of 1 Corinthians 8 and Chinese ancestor worship / Khiok-Khng Yeo --
Ego and self in New Testament and in Zen / Seiichi Yagi --
On developing liberation theology in Islam / Asghar Ali Engineer --
Wrestling in the night / Samuel Rayan, S.J. --
pt. VI: People as Exegates: Popular Readings --
A Brazilian example: 'listening to what the Spirit is saying to the churches' ----
popular interpretation of the Bible in Brazil / Carlos Mesters --
A Malawian example: the Bible and non-literate communities / Patrick A. Kalilombe --
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 / Gloria Kehilwe Plaatjie --
The role of the Bible in the rise of African instituted churches: the case of the Akurinu churches in Kenya / Nahashon W. Ndung'u --
Afterword: the future imperfect / R.S. Sugirtharajah.
Responsibility: edited by R.S. Sugirtharajah.

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