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Short description Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism offers a concise and multifaceted overview of the origins, development, and application of postcolonial criticism to biblical studies from one of the field's most prominent figures. Beginning with an overview of the emergence of postcolonial theory, the book then considers the most current themes in biblical studies - reverting to the practices of Orientalism and the emergence of Empire Studies. Readers are clearly guided through the core principles and procedures of postcolonial biblical criticism while being shown helpful examples of how postcolonial exegesis works in practice.
From the contents Acknowledgments
1 Postcolonialism: Hermeneutical Journey through a Contentious Discourse
2 The Late Arrival of the "Post": Postcolonialism and Biblical Studies
3 Postcolonial Biblical Studies in Action: Origins and Trajectories (Ralph Broadbent)
4 Enduring Orientalism: Biblical Studies and the Repackaging of Colonial Practice
5 Postcolonial Moments: Decentering of the Bible and Christianity
6 The Empire Exegetes Back: Postcolonial Reading Practices
7 Afterword: Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: The Unfinished Journey