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Unexpected news : reading the Bible with Third World eyes

Author: Robert McAfee Brown
Publisher: Philadelphia : Westminster Press, [1984] ©1984
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Unexpected News, Robert McAfee Brown looks at ten biblical texts through a new lens. Brown's analysis is concerned with how our reading of the Bible is dependent on our experiences and worldview. Brown sets out to understand how "third world Christians," that is, Christians who live in poverty and powerlessness, interpret the Bible. Brown argues that by reading the Bible in new ways, we can learn more about other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McAfee Brown
ISBN: 0664245528 9780664245528
OCLC Number: 10430431
Description: 166 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Emmaus and back again: a new way of knowing (changing methods) Luke 24:13-35 --
Exodus: God takes sides (changing sides) Exodus 1:8-14; 2:23-25; 3:7-10 --
David and Nathan: challenging the abuse of power (changing stories) 2 Samuel 11:2-17, 26-27; 12:1-7 --
Jeremiah and Jehoiakim: to know God if to do justice (changing priorities) Jeremiah 22:13-17 --
Mary's song: whom do we hear (changing perspectives) Luke 1:46-55 --
Jesus at Nazareth: "good news to the poor" (changing structures) Luke 4:16-30 --
Jesus story: from head trips to foot trips (changing the question) Luke 10:25-37 --
Transfiguration: ecstasy and epilepsy (changing location) Luke 9:28-43 --
Jesus' vision: a task for the nations (changing the answer) Matthew 25:31-46 --
Furnaces and faith : "but if not ..." (unchanging allegiance) Daniel 3:1-18 (selections).
Responsibility: Robert McAfee Brown.

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In Unexpected News, Robert McAfee Brown looks at ten biblical texts through a new lens. Brown's analysis is concerned with how our reading of the Bible is dependent on our experiences and worldview.  Read more...

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