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The Postcolonial Biblical Reader

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The Postcolonial Biblical Reader by Sugirtharajah, R. S., 9780470775080
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  • ISBN: 9780470775080 | 0470775084
  • Cover: eBook
  • Copyright: 2/11/2008
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This wide-ranging Reader provides a comprehensive survey of the interaction between postcolonial criticism and biblical studies.

  • Examines how various empires such as the Persian and Roman affected biblical narratives.
  • Demonstrates how different biblical writers such as Paul, Matthew and Mark handled the challenges of empire.
  • Includes examples of the practical application of postcolonial criticism to biblical texts.
  • Considers contemporary issues such as diaspora, race, representation and territory.
  • Editorial commentary draws out the key points to be made and creates a coherent narrative.

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