Item description for Ethnicity and the Bible (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Mark G. Brett...
Contemporary social theory has been much concerned with the re-assertion of ethnic identities in both Western and non-Western politics. This international collection of twenty-one essays contributes to the wider conversation by examining the construction and contestation of ethnic identities both within the Bible itself and in biblical interpretation. An introductory essay brings into focus the main themes of the book - ethnocentrism, indigenity, concepts of culture and the politics of identity - and highlights the ethical issues arising. Part One explores selected texts from the Hebrew Bible and from the New Testament, making use of methodological perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines. Part Two, Culture and Interpretation, looks at examples of how ethnicity figures both in the popular use of the Bible and in professional biblical interpretation.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.42" Weight: 2.73 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004103171 ISBN13 9789004103177
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark G. Brett
Mark G. Brett is professor of Old Testament at theUniversity of Divinity, Whitley College. He is also the author of "Decolonizing God: The Bible in the""Tides of Empire "and "Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity.""