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In this stimulating study, R. S. Sugirtharajah explores the implications of postcolonial criticism for biblical studies. He provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, definitions, and procedures of postcolonial criticism, followed by a discussion of the significance of postcolonial criticism in biblical interpretation. He reveals how postcolonial criticism can offer an alternative perspective to our understanding of the Bible, and how, when the Bible has been deployed as a Western cultural icon, it has come to be questioned in new ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198752691
ISBN-10: 0198752695
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. S. Sugirtharajah

R. S. Sugirtharajah is a Reader in Biblical Hermeneutics at the University of Birmingham.His publications include The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters, The Postcolonial Bible, Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism, and is general editor of The Bible and Postcolonialism series (Sheffield Academic Press).

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