Biblical Representations of Moab: A Kenyan Postcolonial Reading (Bible and Theology in Africa 19)
By: R. S. Wafula (author)Hardback
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Biblical Representations of Moab: A Kenyan Postcolonial Reading employs critical theories on colonial, anticolonial, and postcolonial ethnicity and African cultural hermeneutics to examine the overlap of politics, ethnicity, nationality, economics, and religion in contemporary Kenya and to utilize those critical tools to illuminate the Hebrew Bible narratives concerning the Moabites. This book can be used by teachers and students of contemporary methods in Hebrew Bible studies, postcolonial studies, Africana studies, African biblical hermeneutics, political science, gender studies, history, philosophy, international studies, religion and peace studies, African affairs, and ethnic/racial conflict and resolution studies. It would also be of immense value to clergy and lay leaders engaged in interfaith or interethnic/racial dialogue.
R. S. Wafula (PhD, Hebrew Bible, Drew University) completed his bachelor of divinity degree at St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya. He earned his master's degrees in theology in Hebrew Bible and Old Testament studies at Edinburgh University in Scotland; theological studies, Old Testament at the Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri; theology, Hebrew Bible at the Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania; and philosophy, Hebrew Bible, at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Wafula is the author of "I Am What You Are Not: A Critical Postcolonial Reading of the Africa Bible Commentary's Abraham-Lot Stories in Genesis", which was featured in the edited volume Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations.
Contents: Postcolonial (Postexilic) Context of Israelite-Moabite Representations - Methodological Concerns - Israelite-Moabite Ethnic Representations in the Hebrew Bible - Kikuyu-Luo Ethnic Representations in Postcolonial Kenya - Israelite-Moabite Representations: Recasting the Story - General Concluding Remarks.
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