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

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Index of names and subjects
Abesamis, Carlos H. 216
Abitinians 33
Aborigines, Aboriginals 185, 197, 226, 263, 273
Adam, Ian 265n
Adhav, S. M. 98n, 100n, 102n
adivasi 195
Africa: biblical controversies, 33–4; Christianity in, 30; exegesis, 32; translations in, 31; tricksters, 7, 189
African Americans 247
Aland, Barbara 15n
Aland, Kurt 15n
allegory, allegorical interpretation 31, 72, 78, 136, 154, 221
Alopen 22, 23
Alopen documents 23, 28, 29
Alter, Robert 79
Althaus-Reid, Marcella 261, 262n
Anantha Murthy, U. R. 175, 176, 201, 202
Anselm 191
Anzaldúa, Gloria 258
Apess, William 5, 87, 96, 109, 257; and retrieval of Jewish history, 88–90
Appasamy, A. J. 184, 230
'Arian' theory 96
Arul Raja, Maria 233, 234, 235
Arya Samaj 171, 196
Asad, Talal 267
Ashcroft, Bill 245n
Asian Americans 247
Athanasian creed 99
atonement 113, 119
aucitya 72, 179
Augustine 30, 31, 40, 41n; and Donatists 32–3
avatar 184
Baikie, James 40n
Banerjea, K. M. 5, 109, 193, 230, 257; and Christ as prajapati, 94, Christianity as fulfilment of the Vedas, 94; and correspondences between Vedic religion and biblical faith, 91–2; and sacrifice as common to Vedic and biblical tradition, 93–4
Bantu: Churches, 106; customs, 106; lands, 106
Barker, Francis 269
Barth, Karl 72, 264
Bartlett, Vernon J. 37
base Christian communities 205, 215, 219, 224; their reading of the Bible, 216; see also Peoples' Reading
Beatitudes, the 101191
Bhabha, Homi 161, 248–9
Bhagavadgita, the 179, 186
bhakti 179
Bible, the: appropriation by Chinese, 27–8; in Asia, 57; as abook for all, 150, 152; as a colonial book, 161–2; in colonial context, 108; controversies in Africa, 33–4; as cultural weapon, 108; effects of reading, 146–7; as holy object, 58, 159, 161; as an inaccessible book, 5; in India, 229; as an instrument of civilization, 63–4, 147–9; in Italy, 49; as a measure for moral conduct, 151; as a minor text, 5; mixed reception, 171; non-textual use, 158–62; as a numinous object, 18, 161, 201; in Portugal, 49; precolonial use, 36–41, 46; Protestant use of, 52; Roman Catholic attitude, 46–51; in Spain, 49; and Third World, 278; translations in Africa, 31; transmission in Asia 15
'Bible Minute' 53
Biblewomen 7, 141, 147

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