Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R. S. Sugirtharajah
Liew, Tat-siong Benny, editor
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2009 pp. xiv + 368. $95.00
The Bible in the Modern World, 23
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Description: This collection of essays, with contributions by many long-term colleagues and collaborators of R. S. Sugirtharajah, Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics in the University of Birmingham, is meant to review, evaluate, celebrate, and honour his many scholarly contributions. The title of the collection signifies that the volume focusses not only on how we read socio-political interventions, but also on how reading can itself be a form of intervention. This focus on reading and intervention is in many ways most fitting, as Professor Sugirtharajah’s biblical and theological hermeneutics have indeed been a significant force of intervention. His work has confronted and challenged many to see beyond a parochial mainstream, to perceive imperial and colonial dynamics in the Bible and in biblical studies, and to remain open to the transformative possibilities of reading from new sites as well as with new sights.
Subjects: Methods, Ideological Critique, Post-Colonial Approaches
Review by Anthony Rees
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Citation: Anthony Rees, review of Tat-siong Benny Liew, ed., Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R. S. Sugirtharajah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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