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Reimagining Hagar : Blackness and Bible - Nyasha Junior

Reimagining Hagar

Blackness and Bible

Hardcover Published: 28th May 2019
ISBN: 9780198745327
Number Of Pages: 176

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Reimagining Hagar illustrates that while interpretations of Hagar as Black are not frequent within the entire history of her interpretation, such interpretations are part of strategies to emphasize elements of Hagar's story in order to associate or disassociate her from particular groups. It considers how interpreters engage markers of difference, including gender, ethnicity, status and their intersections in their portrayals of Hagar. Nysaha Junior offers a reception history that examines interpretations of Hagar with a focus on interpretations of Hagar as a Black woman. Reception history within biblical studies considers the use, impact, and influence of biblical texts and looks at a necessarily small number of points within the long history of the transmission of biblical texts. This volume covers a limited selection of interpretations over time that is not intended to be a representative sample of interpretations of Hagar. It is beyond the scope of this book to offer a comprehensive collection of interpretations of Hagar throughout the history of biblical interpretation or in popular culture. Junior argues for the African presence in biblical texts; identifies and responds to White supremacist interpretations; offers cultural-historical interpretation that attends to the history of biblical interpretation within Black communities; and provides ideological criticism that uses the African-American context as a reading strategy. Reimagining Hagar offers a history of interpretation, but also expands beyond interpretation among Black communities to consider how various interpreters have identified Hagar as Black.

Introduction 1: Mother Hagar 2: Egyptian Hagar 3: Aunt Hagar 4: Black Hagar Bibliography

ISBN: 9780198745327
ISBN-10: 019874532X
Series: Biblical Refigurations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 28th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.34

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