A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings (Bible & Post-colonialism S.)

A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings (Bible & Post-colonialism S.)

By: R. S. Sugirtharajah (editor), Fernando F. Segovia (editor)Paperback

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Since its emergence a few years ago, postcolonial biblical criticism has witnessed swift expansion and development in Biblical Studies. This critical approach has been increasingly applied to biblical texts as well as modern and postmodern interpretations and interpreters of these texts, yielding an ever-growing body of dissertations, scholarly articles, and volumes. In the process, this approach has become increasingly sophisticated as well in matters of method and theory. This Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings represents a critical benchmark in postcolonial biblical criticism. Indeed, the Commentary stands as the most comprehensive application to date of postcolonial criticism to the biblical texts, with its focus on the entire corpus of the New Testament. It places the reality and ramifications of imperial-colonial frameworks and relations at the centre of biblical criticism. The various entries pursue their analysis across a broad range of concerns and through a number of different approaches. They show, among other things, how texts and interpretations construct and/or relate to their respective imperial-colonial contexts; foreground literary, rhetorical, and ideological marks of coloniality and postcoloniality in both texts and interpretations; reveal how postcolonial reading strategies disrupt and destabilize hegemonic biblical criticism; and engage in critical dialogue with the visions and projects identified in texts as well as in interpretations. Toward this end, the Commentary has recourse to a highly distinguished and diversified roster of scholars, making this a definite point of reference for years to come.

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About Author

Fernando F. Segovia is Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, at the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. R. S. Sugirtharajah is Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics, University of Birmingham, UK.

Contents

Acknowledgements; Contributors; Fernando F. Segovia (The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) - Introduction: Configurations Approaches, Findings, Stances; Warren Carter (St. Paul's School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) - The Gospel of Matthew; Tat-siong Benny Liew (Pacific School of Theology, Berkeley, California, USA) - The Gospel of Mark; Virginia Burrus (The Theological School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA) - The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles; Fernando F. Segovia (The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) - The Gospel John; Neil Elliott (United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, USA) - The Letter to the Romans; Richard Horsley (University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) - The First and Second Letters to the Corinthians; Sze-kar Wan (Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts, USA) - The Letter to the Galatians; Jennifer G. Bird (The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) - The Letter to the Ephesians. Efrain Agosto (Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Connecticult, USA) - The Letter to the Philippians; Gordon Zerbe (Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada) and Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro (The Divinity School, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines) - The Letter to the Colossians; Abraham Smith (Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA) - The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians; Ralph Broadbent (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK) - The First and Second Letters to Timothy and the Letter to Titus; Allan Dwight Callahan (Seminario Teologico Batista de Nordeste, Bahia, Brazil) - The Letter to Philemon; Jeremy H. Punt (Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa) - The Letter to the Hebrews; Sharon H. Ringe (Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., USA) - The Letter of James; Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza (The Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) - The First Letter of Peter; Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA) - The Second Letter of Peter; R. S. Sugirtharajah - The First, Second and Third Letters of John; Rohun Park (The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) - The Letter of Jude; Stephen D. Moore (The Theological School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA) - The Revelation to John; R. S. Sugirtharajah (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK) - Postcolonial and Biblical Interpretation: The Next Phase.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780567637079
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 478
  • ID: 9780567637079
  • weight: 665
  • ISBN10: 0567637077

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