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Reading from This Place, Volume 2: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in Global Perspect

Author: 
Fernando F. Segovia (Editor) Mary Ann Tolbert (Editor)
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Biblical studies are proving to be a test case of the large interpretive issues of how one's "location"—social, cultural, ethnic, and gender—affects one's reading of the text and its import. Segovia and Tolbert gather in this volume leading biblical interpreters from around the globe to address the complex hermeneutical and religious questions attendant to this paradigm shift.

From Jerusalem to Buenos Aires, from Hong Kong to Copenhagen, the nineteen international biblical scholars in this volume bring their diverse and distinctive experiences and insights to bear on this interpretive revolution and its consequences.

This volume, and its North American companion, signals the critical legitimation of reading strategies that supplement or modify or even, in some ways, dethrone the historical-critical paradigm that has dominated academic biblical studies for two hundred years. It will provide immediate and enduring guidance to scholars and students sorting through the complex epistemological, social, historical, and religious questions that issue from this momentous change.
ISBN: 
9780800629496
Price: 
$29.00
Release date: 
November 27, 1995
Pages: 
336
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Introduction

    PART ONE: READINGS FROM AFRICA

  1. The Divine Name Yahweh 'Êlõhìm from an African Perspective
    Temba L.J. Mafico

  2. Biblical Interpretation and the Social Location of the Interpreter: African Women's Reading of the Bible
    Mercy Amba Oduyoye

  3. Reading from This Place: Some Problems and Prospects
    Teresa Okure, S.H.C.J.

    PART TWO: READINGS FROM ASIA

  4. Pentecost and the Intifada
    Naim Ateek

  5. On John 7:53-8:11: A Well-Cherished but Much-Clouded Story
    Hisako Kinukawa

  6. Exile and Return in the Perspective of 1997
    Archie C.C. Lee

  7. Laughing at Idols: The Dark Side of Biblical Monotheism
    (an Indian Reading of Isaiah 44:9-20)
    George M. Soares-Prabhu

  8. A Voice from the Margin: Reading Matthew 15:21-28
    in an Australian Feminist Key
    Elaine M. Wainwright

    PART THREE: READINGS FROM EUROPE

  9. Gender Hermeneutics: The Effective History of Consciousness and the Use of Social Gender in the Gospels
    Lone Fatum

  10. In This Place: The Center and the Margins in Theology
    Christopher Rowland

  11. Working for Liberation: A Change of Perspective in New Testament Scholarship
    Luise Schottroff

    PART FOUR: READINGS FROM LATIN AMERICA

  12. Social Location and Biblical Interpretation: A Tropical Reading
    Tereza Cavalcanti

  13. Exegesis of Second Isaiah from the Perspective of the Oppressed: Paths for Reflection
    J. Severino Croatto

  14. Reading the Bible in the Ecclesial Base Communities of Latin America: The Meaning of Social Context
    Paulo Fernando Carneiro de Andrade

  15. Apocalyptic and the Economy: A Reading of Revelation 18 from the Experience of Economic Exclusion
    Néstor Míguez

  16. The Hermeneutics of Liberation: A Hermeneutics of the Spirit
    Pablo Richard

    PART FIVE: READINGS FROM NORTH AMERICA

  17. The Personification of Cities as Female in the Hebrew Bible: The Thesis of Aloysius Fitzgerald, F.S.C.
    Peggy L. Day

  18. Toward Intercultural Criticism: A Reading Strategy from the Diaspora
    Fernando F. Segovia

  19. When Resistance Becomes Repression: Mark 13:9-27 and the Poetics of Location
    Mary Ann Tolbert

    Afterwords
    Christianity, Imperialism, and the Decentering of Privilege
    Mary Ann Tolbert

    Index of Names