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The Bible and the Third World [electronic resource] : precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial encounters / R.S. Sugirtharajah.

By: Sugirtharajah, R. S. (Rasiah S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 306 p.).ISBN: 0511012241 (electronic bk.); 9780511012242 (electronic bk.); 0521773350 (hbk.); 9780521773355 (hbk.); 0521005248 (pbk.); 9780521005241 (pbk.); 9780511612619 (electronic bk.); 0511612613 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible -- Hermeneutics | Christianity -- Developing countries | Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Developing countries | Bible -- History | BIBLES -- General | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- General | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference | Electronic books | Bible -- Herm�eneutique | Christianisme -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Bijbel | Interpretatie | Bibel | Christentum | Entwicklungsl�anderGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bible and the Third World.DDC classification: 220/.09172/4 Other classification: 11.33 | BB 1842 | BL 7750 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I. Precolonial Reception : -- 1. Before the empire : the Bible as a marginal and a minority text : -- India : liturgical and iconic usage -- China : the surrogate Bible : monuments and manuscripts -- Africa : Latin Bible and local controversies -- Part II. Colonial Embrace : -- 2. White men bearing gifts : diffusion of the Bible and scriptural imperialism : -- Venerable versions and paucity of Bibles -- Cheap Bibles and scriptural imperialism -- Marks of colonial hermeneutics -- 3. Reading back : resistance as a discursive practice : -- An emancipator as emancipator of texts: Olaudah Equiano and his textual allusions -- Confluence of histories : William Apess and textual reclamations -- Textual conversations : K.N. Banerjea and his Vedas -- Textual management : Pandita Ramabai and her Bible -- African emancipatory movements and their Bibles --4. The colonialist as a contentious reader : Colenso and his hermeneutics : -- Out of the mouths of the heathen -- Cleansing the contradictions -- Exegetical contestation -- The sacred text improved and restored -- Situating Colenso in the colonial discourse -- 5. Textual pedlars : distributing salvation : colporteurs and their portable Bibles : -- Bartering the word of God -- Errant readers and indecent cultures : effects of the Society's Bible -- The colporteur's book -- Changed by the text -- Omens out of the Book : non-readerly use and non-textual attitudes -- Construction of racial images -- Part III. Postcolonial Reclamations : -- 6. Desperately seeking the indigene : nativism and vernacular hermeneutics -- Vernacularization and biblical interpretation -- The vernacular in metropolitan context -- Some affirming and constructive thoughts -- 7. Engaging liberation : texts as a vehicle of emancipation : -- Classical liberation hermeneutics -- Radical reading within the margins : peoples' appropriation of the Bible -- Identity-specific readings -- 8. Postcolonializing biblical interpretation : -- Streams of postcoloniality -- Postcolonial criticism and biblical studies -- Liberation hermeneutics and postcolonial criticism : shall the twain meet? -- Some deck-clearing exercises -- Consequences, concerns and cautions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-297) and indexes.

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Part I. Precolonial Reception : -- 1. Before the empire : the Bible as a marginal and a minority text : -- India : liturgical and iconic usage -- China : the surrogate Bible : monuments and manuscripts -- Africa : Latin Bible and local controversies -- Part II. Colonial Embrace : -- 2. White men bearing gifts : diffusion of the Bible and scriptural imperialism : -- Venerable versions and paucity of Bibles -- Cheap Bibles and scriptural imperialism -- Marks of colonial hermeneutics -- 3. Reading back : resistance as a discursive practice : -- An emancipator as emancipator of texts: Olaudah Equiano and his textual allusions -- Confluence of histories : William Apess and textual reclamations -- Textual conversations : K.N. Banerjea and his Vedas -- Textual management : Pandita Ramabai and her Bible -- African emancipatory movements and their Bibles --4. The colonialist as a contentious reader : Colenso and his hermeneutics : -- Out of the mouths of the heathen -- Cleansing the contradictions -- Exegetical contestation -- The sacred text improved and restored -- Situating Colenso in the colonial discourse -- 5. Textual pedlars : distributing salvation : colporteurs and their portable Bibles : -- Bartering the word of God -- Errant readers and indecent cultures : effects of the Society's Bible -- The colporteur's book -- Changed by the text -- Omens out of the Book : non-readerly use and non-textual attitudes -- Construction of racial images -- Part III. Postcolonial Reclamations : -- 6. Desperately seeking the indigene : nativism and vernacular hermeneutics -- Vernacularization and biblical interpretation -- The vernacular in metropolitan context -- Some affirming and constructive thoughts -- 7. Engaging liberation : texts as a vehicle of emancipation : -- Classical liberation hermeneutics -- Radical reading within the margins : peoples' appropriation of the Bible -- Identity-specific readings -- 8. Postcolonializing biblical interpretation : -- Streams of postcoloniality -- Postcolonial criticism and biblical studies -- Liberation hermeneutics and postcolonial criticism : shall the twain meet? -- Some deck-clearing exercises -- Consequences, concerns and cautions.

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