Insights from African American Interpretation [electronic resource] / Mitzi J. Smith.
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|Subject:||Bible > Black interpretations.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
African Americans > Religion.
- ISBN: 9781506401133
- ISBN: 1506401139
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 143 pages).)
- Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2017
|General Note:|| Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-136) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 1. Introducing African American interpretation -- 2. Twentieth-century foundations -- 3. African American biblical interpretation in the early twenty-first century -- 4. Slavery, torture, systemic oppression, and kingdom rhetoric : an African American reading of Matthew 25:1-13 -- 5. Dis-membering, sexual violence, and confinement : a womanist intersectional reading of the story of the Levite's wife (Judges 19).
|Restrictions on Access Note:|| Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
|Summary:|| Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to today's students, each Insight volume discusses how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; what current questions arise from its use; what enduring insights it has produced; and what questions remain for future scholarship. Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text for a contemporary generation of scholars. Smith shows how questions of race,ethnicity, and the dynamics of "othering" have been developed in African American biblical scholarship, resulting in new reading of particular texts. Further, Smith describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation generally.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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