Reading From This Place Vol. 2

Reading From This Place Vol. 2

by Fernando F Segovia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800629493

ISBN-13: 9780800629496

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

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,…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629496
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: "And They Began to Speak in Other Tongues": Competing Modes of Discourse in Contemporary Biblical Criticism1
1Acknowledging the Contextual Character of Male, European-American Critical Exegeses: An Androcritical Perspective35
2Toward a Hermeneutics of the Diaspora: A Hermeneutics of Otherness and Engagement57
3Social Location and the Hermeneutical Mode of Integration75
4Reading Texts as Reading Ourselves: A Chapter in the History of African-American Biblical Interpretation95
5The Author/Text/Reader and Power: Suggestions for a Critical Framework for Biblical Studies109
6They're Nothing but Incestuous Bastards: The Polemical Use of Sex and Sexuality in Hebrew Canon Narratives121
7Reading from My Bicultural Place: Acts 6:1-7139
8"By the Rivers of Babylon": Exile as a Way of Life149
9Reading the Cornelius Story from an Asian Immigrant Perspective165
10"Hemmed in on Every Side": Jews and Women in the Book of Susanna175
11"And I Will Strike Her Children Dead": Death and the Deconstruction of Social Location191
12Solidarity and Contextuality: Readings of Matthew 18:21-35199
13A Second Step in African Biblical Interpretation: A Generic Reading Analysis of Acts 8:26-40213
14The Uninflected Therefore of Hosea 4:1-3231
15Framing Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary: A Student Self-Inventory on Biblical Hermeneutics251
16Reading for Liberation263
17The God of Jesus in the Gospel Sayings Source277
Afterwords: The Politics and Poetics of Location305
Index of Names319

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