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Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism (R S Sugirtharajah) Paperback Book, (T & T Clark International, 1999) 9781850759737
Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism (R S Sugirtharajah) Paperback Book, (T & T Clark International, 1999) 9781850759737
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Title: Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism

Author: Sugirtharajah, R S

Publisher: T & T Clark International; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9781850759737

Volumes: 1; Pages: 148

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The volume contributes a postcolonial perspective to such topics as textual production, commentarial writings and translations in colonial times, and then moves on to inspect Eurocentric notions embedded in current western biblical interpretation especially in projects such as 'Jesus Research'. It also contains an overview of and introduction to one of the most challenging and controversial theories of our time, postcolonialism-a theory that gives mediation and representation to Third World people. Though long established in cultural studies, postcolonial theory has not previously been seriously applied to Asian biblical interpretation.ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction: Rethinking an Interpretative Agenda Pt. I Disciplining Colonial Projects: Texts, Commentaries, and Translations 1 From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Hermeneutics Moving Eastward and Onward 2 The Indian Textual Mutiny of 1820: The Brahmin, the Baptist, and Their Contested Interpretations of the Bible 3 Imperial Critical Commentaries: Christian Discourse and Commentarial Writings in Colonial India 4 Textual Cleansing: From a Colonial to a Postcolonial Version Pt. II Orientalism and Biblical Scholarship 5 Orientalism, Ethnonationalism, and Transnationalism: Shifting Identities and Biblical Interpretation 6 Jesus in Saffron Robes? The "Other" Jesus Whom Recent Biographers Forget 7 Cultures, Texts, Margins: A Hermeneutical Odyssey Index
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