Postcolonial Criticism and Biblical Interpretation

Paperback | March 1, 2002

byR. S. Sugirtharajah

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In this stimulating study, R. S. Sugirtharajah explores the implications of postcolonial criticism for biblical studies. He provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, definitions, and procedures of postcolonial criticism, followed by a discussion of the significance of postcolonialcriticism in biblical interpretation. He reveals how postcolonial criticism can offer an alternative perspective to our understanding of the Bible, and how, when the Bible has been deployed as a Western cultural icon, it has come to be questioned in new ways.

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In this stimulating study, R. S. Sugirtharajah explores the implications of postcolonial criticism for biblical studies. He provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, definitions, and procedures of postcolonial criticism, followed by a discussion of the significance of postcolonialcriticism in biblical interpretation. He reveals...

R. S. Sugirtharajah is a Reader in Biblical Hermeneutics at the University of Birmingham.His publications include The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters, The Postcolonial Bible, Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism, and is general editor of The Bible and Postcolonialism series (Shef...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Postcolonial construals1. Charting the aftermath: a review of postcolonial criticism2. Redress, regeneration, redemption: a survey of biblical interpretation3. Coding and decoding: postcolonial theory and biblical interpretation4. Convergent trajectories? Liberation hermeneutics and postcolonial biblical criticismII. Postcolonial preoccupations5. The version on which the sun never sets: the English Bible and its authorizing tendencies6. Blotting the master's copy: locating bible translations7. Hermeneutics in transit: diaspora and interpretationsAfterwordBibliography