Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This volume is the first attempt at a comprehensive history of how the Bible has fared in the Third World, from precolonial days to the postcolonial period. It closely examines the works of biblical interpreters from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America, bringing to the fore the obscure as well as the better-known interpretations, and investigating the Bible's reclamation by indigenous peoples in the postcolonial world. The volume will be an invaluable guide to anyone interested in learning about the impact of the Bible on non-Western cultures.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction; Part I. Precolonial Reception: 1. Before the empire; Part II. Colonial Embrace: 2. White men bearing gifts: diffusion of the Bible and scriptural imperialism; 3. Reading back: resistance as a discursive practice; 4. The colonialist as a contentious reader: Colenso and his hermeneutics; 5. Textual pedlars: distributing salvation - colporteurs and their portable Bibles; Part III. Postcolonial Reclamations: 6. Desperately looking for the indigene: nativism and vernacular hermeneutics; 7. Engaging liberation: texts as a vehicle of emancipation; 8. Postcolonialising biblical interpretation; Afterword; Bibliography; Index of biblical references; Index of names and subjects.