Item description for Politics of Parousia: Reading Mark Inter(Con)Textually (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Tat-Siong Benny Liew...
This volume moves literary criticism of the Gospels further into the socio-political struggle for liberation - particularly, into the realm of colonial/postcolonial discourse. Taking seriously the thought that Mark's Gospel was written under Roman colonization, and using "inter(con)-textuality" as an underlying theory, it examines the relation between Mark's story of Jesus and colonial politics, especially Mark's emphasis on the parousia and his constructions of colonial subjects. It argues that Mark's apocalyptic simultaneously resists and reinscribes colonial ideology in terms of three subject-positions and subject-matters: authority, agency, and gender. Juxtaposing apocalyptic and politics, dissidence and duplication as well as Chinese American narratives and the Markan test, this volume seeks to rethink the struggle for social change and the relationship between cultural politics and Gospel studies.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004113606 ISBN13 9789004113602
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More About Tat-Siong Benny Liew
Tat-siong Benny Liew is associate professor of New Testament at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
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