Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice

Synopsis

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice offers a concise and multifaceted overview of the origins, development, and application of postcolonial criticism to biblical studies.?
  • Offers a concise and accessible introduction to postcolonial biblical studies
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of postcolonial studies by one of the field's most prominent figures
  • Explains one of the most innovative and important developments in modern biblical studies
  • Accessible enough to appeal to general readers interested in religion

Excerpt

I tried to tell myself that the answers were irrelevant, that the ques
tions had to be asked differently
.

When I was a student, biblical studies was a mild and a minor discipline. It meandered along with its own business which nobody outside the discipline took any notice of. Occasionally there were minor disputes, such as the Matthean priority which questioned the traditional conjecture that Mark was the first gospel, or the doubting of the authenticity of the resurrection narratives. in between these disputes, it was simply a case of academics recycling the nineteenth-century historical questions or of biblical scholars reverentially quoting each other’s work. But this cozy world was succeeded by a state of upheaval and confusion in the 1980s. This was caused by reading practices informed by Marxism, feminism, and African-American and Third World interpretation. These new methods energized biblical studies. the proliferation of methods . . .

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