Reading from this Place: Social location and biblical interpretation in global perspective

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Fernando F. Segovia, Mary Ann Tolbert
Fortress Press - 365 páginas
Are some readings of the Bible more objective than others? More privileged? More true? How does one's own life situation shape one's reading of the text? What will acknowledgment of the validity of a variety of perspectives mean for historical-critical methods of interpretation? The present dizzying pluralism of "locations" - not only of ethnicity, class, and gender, but also of social and religious standpoints - presents a daunting challenge to older, mainstream interpretive schemes. In this landmark project, Segovia, Tolbert, and their fifteen other contributors have begun to measure the impact of social location on the theory and practice of biblical interpretation. This volume, and the international one to follow, 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 200 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 paradigm shift.
 

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The Divine Name Yahweh Elohim from an African Perspective
21
Biblical Interpretation and the Social Location of the Interpreter African Womens Reading of the Bible
33
Reading from This Place Some Problems and Prospects
52
Readings from Asia
67
Pentecost and the Intifada
69
53811 A WellCherished but MuchClouded Story Hisako Kinukawa
82
Exile and Return in the Perspective of 1997
97
Laughing at Idols The Dark Side of Biblical Monotheism an Indian Reading of Isaiah 44920
109
Readings from Latin America
199
Social Location and Biblical Interpretation A Tropical Reading
201
Exegesis of Second Isaiah from the Perspective of the Oppressed Paths for Reflection
219
Reading the Bible in the Ecclesial Base Communities of Latin America The Meaning of Social Context
237
Apocalyptic and the Economy A Reading of Revelation 18 from the Experience of Economic Exclusion_
250
The Hermeneutics of Liberation A Hermeneutics of the Spirit
263
Readings from North America
281
The Personification of Cities as Female in the Hebrew Bible The Thesis of Aloysius Fitzgerald FSC
283

A Voice from the Margin Reading Matthew 152128 in an Australian Feminist Key
132
Readings from Europe
155
The Effective History of Consciousness and the Use of Social Gender in the Gospels
157
In This Place The Center and the Margins in Theology
169
Working for Liberation A Change of Perspective in New Testament Scholarship
183
Toward Intercultural Criticism A Reading Strategy from the Diaspora
303
When Resistance Becomes Repression Mark 13927 and the Poetics of Location
331
Christianity Imperialism and the Decentering of Privilege
347
Index of Names
363
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