This book contains readings of texts in, and engagements with themes drawn from, the Book of Ruth, by biblical scholars from different parts of Asia and its neighbors. The chapters exhibit literary, cultural, intertextual, and postcolonial flavors, thus giving readers a taste of current trends of biblical criticism in Asia. The attention to migration, gender, and minoritized subjects in the Book of Ruth makes this a necessary read for students and researchers on Ruth and on methods of biblical criticism. The book serves as an invitation for conversation with Asian biblical scholars in diaspora.
About the Author
Jione Havea is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at United Theological College of the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is the author of Elusions of Control: Biblical Law on the Words of Women (Society of Biblical Literature) and co-editor of Out of Place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink (Equinox).