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Item description for The Peoples' Bible by Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney & Leticia A. Guardiola-Saenz...
Overview Draws from the best insights of historical-critical, liberationist, postmodern, and postcolonial interpretation, and highlights the role of cultures in shaping the Bible and the way people read the Bible today.
Publishers Description The Peoples' Bible highlights the role of cultures in shaping the Bible and the way people read the Bible today. Relying on the best insights of historical-critical, liberationist, postmodern, and postcolonial interpretation the contributors include the editors of the volume plus Kosuke Koyama, Randall C. Bailey, Fernando F. Segovia, Elsa Tamez, Clarice Martin, Hee An Choi, Gale A. Yee, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, and many more.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.66" Height: 2.07" Weight: 3.02 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0806656255 ISBN13 9780806656250
Bible Binding: Cloth Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 9.75 Version: NRSV
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More About Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney & Leticia A. Guardiola-Saenz
Curtiss Paul DeYoung is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel College, St. Paul, MN, and an ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, IN). Michael O. Emerson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Rice University, and is the co-author of Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. George Yancey is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Texas. Karen Chai Kim is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston.
Curtiss Paul DeYoung currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Peoples' Bible?
A Bible for a New Age Apr 15, 2010
If there was one reaction that I had after reading through The People's Bible, it was simply 'why has it taken so long'. Both Dr's Yamada and DeYoung along with the other contributers have created a bible is has been crafted for the modern world. The contributions by Native-American, African-American, feminine and transgender scholars have truly produced a bible that has revolutionized previous understandings of Scripture. I have just purchased my copy and I would wholeheartedly recommend it for the serious Scripture scholar who wishes to get an alertnate viewpoint(s)of sacred Scripture as well as for serious Bible study.
A Bible to Speak to All God's People Feb 8, 2010
"The Peoples' Bible" speaks not only of the ancient cultural settings of scriptural texts, but also to how scripture has been used in and by a variety of cultures through history. So each book of the Bible, in addition to being introduced by the type of historical overview common in study bibles such as HarperCollins and New Oxford Annotated, is accompanied by in-text commentaries which identify readings which have been problematic for different people over time, and/or seek to apply the biblical text in liberative ways to contemporary situations.
"The Peoples' Bible" provides something of the cultural locations of most of its commentators. Contemporary biblical art and documentary photography further the editors' goal of widening the reader's experience. "The Peoples' Bible" may be recommended as a multicultural project which seeks to inform "first world" readers of "two-thirds world" sensitivities. Nicely bound, though a more generous font-size for the commentary inserts would be welcome in future printings, as would a table of parallel Gospel passages. Four and a half stars.
A must-have for today's world Mar 30, 2009
I love this bible! I have had the opportunity to read and study this bible thoroughly and found that it offered me such rich learning and insight. The articles, commentaries and insets were particularly helpful in opening my mind and heart to the beliefs and experiences of other cultures and how they view the bible. The bible is structured in an easy-to-read format, with beautiful color images, and informational insets that I found useful for self-reflection and contemplation. It is an inclusive bible, allowing every person of every race, gender, sexual preference, culture, socio-economic status, the opportunity to find themselves in the bible. I found the perspectives unifying. In today's world where we have the opportunity to embrace diversity and become one-people,this bible is a welcomed companion.
A Bible That You Should Own Mar 17, 2009
Unlike many traditional Bibles, this one gives you the text without the breaking up of the stories into the traditional pericopes and the traditional tiles of those pericopes. You get the text and you decide what you are reading. There are small comments on parts of the text but those comments are there to make you think and not tell you what to think. The introduction to each book will help you see each book through a new set of social lenses rather than from your traditional social location that really does have an impact on how you read and interpret the scriptures.
Excellent resource Mar 16, 2009
Lots of great insights from different cultural perspectives, but not overwhelming: the reader has lots of room to think for herself. Not every story is interpreted or explained, but here and there a box contains a short interpretation from a particular cultural context. Great layout, which makes the book attractive and easy to read.