The same Bible that historically has been invoked to support exploitation is also a source of inspiration for those fighting oppression and injustice. This collection of essays highlights the different receptions that liberationist hermeneutics has found in a number of contemporary contexts. The authors, originating from various countries and continents and nurtured by diverse theological insights, provide regional overviews of liberating struggles and liberation hermeneutics or engage the biblical text from various perspectives, including mujerista and feminist Afrocentric readings. This is an enriching panorama of ideas and readings all centered on the Bible as a key to liberation.
The contributors are Pablo R. Andiñach, Alejandro F. Botta, Gerald O. West, Hans de Wit, Erhard Gerstenberger, Jione Havea, Mercedes L. García Bachmann, Musa W. Dube, Theodore W. Jennings Jr., Luise Schottroff, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan, and Mortimer Arias.
About the Author
Alejandro F. Botta is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Boston University School of Theology. Among his publications are The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach (2009); Los Doce Profetas Menores (2006); and Cultura material, evolución demográfica y cambio político en Palestina durante la dominación egipcia (1995).
Pablo R. Andiñach is Professor of Old Testament, Instituto Universitario ISEDET, Buenos Aires. He is currently President of the Faculty of Theology at ISEDET and Director of the journal Cuadernos de Teología. His publications include El libro del Éxodo (2006), Ser Iglesia (2007), and Éxodo: Comentario para su traducción (2009). He is an ordained pastor in the Methodist Church in Argentina.