ISBN-10:
0800629493
ISBN-13:
9780800629496
Pub. Date:
11/27/1995
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Reading from This Place, Volume 2: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in Global Perspect

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

by Fernando Segovia, Mary Ann TolbertFernando Segovia

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Overview

Biblical studies are proving to be a test case of the large interpretive issues of how one's "location"social, cultural, ethnic, and genderaffects 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800629496
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/1995
Series: Reading from This Place , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Fernando F. Segovia is Professor of New Testament and early Christian Literature at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee. Mary Ann Tolbert is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Introduction

PART ONE: READINGS FROM AFRICA

The Divine Name Yahweh 'Êlõhìm from an African Perspective

Temba L.J. Mafico

Biblical Interpretation and the Social Location of the Interpreter: African Women's Reading of the Bible

Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Reading from This Place: Some Problems and Prospects

Teresa Okure, S.H.C.J.

PART TWO: READINGS FROM ASIA

Pentecost and the Intifada

Naim Ateek

On John 7:53-8:11: A Well-Cherished but Much-Clouded Story

Hisako Kinukawa

Exile and Return in the Perspective of 1997

Archie C.C. Lee

Laughing at Idols: The Dark Side of Biblical Monotheism

(an Indian Reading of Isaiah 44:9-20)

George M. Soares-Prabhu

A Voice from the Margin: Reading Matthew 15:21-28

in an Australian Feminist Key

Elaine M. Wainwright

PART THREE: READINGS FROM EUROPE

Gender Hermeneutics: The Effective History of Consciousness and the Use of Social Gender in the Gospels

Lone Fatum

In This Place: The Center and the Margins in Theology

Christopher Rowland

Working for Liberation: A Change of Perspective in New Testament Scholarship

Luise Schottroff

PART FOUR: READINGS FROM LATIN AMERICA

Social Location and Biblical Interpretation: A Tropical Reading

Tereza Cavalcanti

Exegesis of Second Isaiah from the Perspective of the Oppressed: Paths for Reflection

J. Severino Croatto

Reading the Bible in the Ecclesial Base Communities of Latin America: The Meaning of Social Context

Paulo Fernando Carneiro de Andrade

Apocalyptic and the Economy: A Reading of Revelation 18 from the Experience of Economic Exclusion

Néstor Míguez

The Hermeneutics of Liberation: A Hermeneutics of the Spirit

Pablo Richard

PART FIVE: READINGS FROM NORTH AMERICA

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

Peggy L. Day

Toward Intercultural Criticism: A Reading Strategy from the Diaspora

Fernando F. Segovia

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

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