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La Violencia and the Hebrew Bible: The Politics and Histories of Biblical Hermeneutics on the American Continent
Scholz, Susanne and Pablo R. Andiñach, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. x + 263. 34.95

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Description: Violence in its wide range of horrifying expressions is real in people’s lives, and biblical interpreters must take violence in the world seriously to arrive at relevant ideas about the place of the Bible in the world. Each essay addresses people’s experiences of violence in the study of the Bible through the context of la violencia, the Spanish noun referring to the brutal, repressive, and murderous policies of state-sponsored violence practiced in many South and Central American and Caribbean countries during the twentieth century that external powers such as the USA often endorsed and fostered. The volume represents an important contribution to biblical studies and to the field of Latina/o studies. The contributors are Cheryl B. Anderson, Pablo Andiñach, Nancy Bedford, Lee Cuéllar, Steed V. Davidson, Serge Frolov, Renata Furst, Julia M. O’Brien, Todd Penner, José Enrique Ramírez, Ivoni Richter Reimer, and Susanne Scholz.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique

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Review by Hector Avalos
Published 4/20/2017
Citation: Hector Avalos, review of Susanne Scholz and Pablo R. Andiñach, eds., La Violencia and the Hebrew Bible: The Politics and Histories of Biblical Hermeneutics on the American Continent, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


Review by Brandon Grafius
Published 4/20/2017
Citation: Brandon Grafius, review of Susanne Scholz and Pablo R. Andiñach, eds., La Violencia and the Hebrew Bible: The Politics and Histories of Biblical Hermeneutics on the American Continent, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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