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Asian Biblical Hermeneutics And Postcol : Contesting the Interpretations - R.S Sugirtharajah

Asian Biblical Hermeneutics And Postcol

Contesting the Interpretations

Paperback Published: 1st February 1999
ISBN: 9781850759737

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The volume contributes a postcolonial perspective to such topics as textual production, commentarial writings and translations in colonial times, and then moves on to inspect Eurocentric notions embedded in current western biblical interpretation especially in projects such as "Jesus Research." It also contains an overview of and introduction to one of the most challenging and controversial theories of our time, postcolonialism--a theory that gives mediation and representation to Third World people. Though long established in cultural studies, postcolonial theory has not previously been seriously applied to Asian biblical interpretation.

Introduction: Rethinking an Interpretative Agenda
Disciplining Colonial Projects: Texts, Commentaries, and Translations
From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Hermeneutics Moving Eastward and Onwardp. 3
The Indian Textual Mutiny of 1820: The Brahmin, the Baptist, and Their Contested Interpretations of the Biblep. 29
Imperial Critical Commentaries: Christian Discourse and Commentarial Writings in Colonial Indiap. 54
Textual Cleansing: From a Colonial to a Postcolonial Versionp. 86
Orientalism and Biblical Scholarship
Orientalism, Ethnonationalism, and Transnationalism: Shifting Identities and Biblical Interpretationp. 101
Jesus in Saffron Robes? The "Other" Jesus Whom Recent Biographers Forgetp. 112
Cultures, Texts, Margins: A Hermeneutical Odysseyp. 123
Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9781850759737
ISBN-10: 1850759731
Series: Biblical Seminar (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1