In this volume in the series Reading the Bible in the Twemty-First Century: Insights, Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text today. Smith shows how questions of race, ethnicity, and the dynamics of “othering” have resulted in new reading of particular texts, and describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Series:||Reading the Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Insights , #3|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Mitzi J. Smith is professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, the author of Womanist Sass and Back Talk: Social (In)Justice, Intersectionality, and Biblical Interpretation (2017), I Found God in Me. A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, and coeditor of Teaching All Nations: Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword vii
1 Introducing African American Interpretation 1
2 Twentieth-Century Foundations 23
3 African American Biblical Interpretation in the Early Twenty-First Century 49
4 Slavery, Torture, Systemic Oppression, and Kingdom Rhetoric: An African American Reading of Matthew 25:1-13 77
5 Dis-membering, Sexual Violence, and Confinement: A Womanist Intersectional Reading of the Story of the Levite's Wife (Judges 19) 99