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Bible And Colonialism : A Moral Crit -  Prior

Bible And Colonialism

A Moral Crit

By: Prior

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9781850758150

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The biblical claim of the divine promise of land is integrally linked with a divine mandate to exterminate the indigenous people. The narrative has supported virtually all Western colonizing enterprises (e.g. in Latin America, South Africa, Palestine), reaulting in the suffering of millions of people, and loss of respect for the Bible. According to modern secular standards of human and political rights, what the biblical narrative calls for a war-crimes and crimes against humanity. In this provocative and compelling study, Prior protests at the neglect of the moral question in conventional biblical studies, and attempts to rescue the Bible from being a blunt instrument in the oppression of people. Dr. Michael Prior is Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary's University College, University of Surrey.

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
The Moral Problem of the Biblical Land Traditions
The Biblical Traditions on Landp. 16
Colonial Appropriations of the Land Traditions
Colonialism and Latin Americap. 48
Colonialism and South Africap. 71
Colonialism and Palestinep. 106
Fabricating Colonial Mythsp. 174
Colonialism and Biblical Evidence
Reinterpreting the Biblical Evidence: Literary and Historical Questionsp. 216
Rehabilitating the Bible: Towards a Moral Reading of the Biblep. 253
Conclusionp. 287
Bibliographyp. 297
Index of Referencesp. 331
Index of Authorsp. 338
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ISBN: 9781850758150
ISBN-10: 1850758158
Series: Biblical Seminar (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1