Psychoanalytic Meditations between Marxist and Postcolonial Readings of the Bible Liew, Tat-Siong Benny and Erin Runions, editors
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. viii + 241. $38.95
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Description: This volume pursues critical readings of the Bible that put psychoanalysis into conversation with Marxist and postcolonial criticism. In these essays psychoanalysis provides a way to mediate between Marxism's materialist groundings and postcolonialism's resistance against empire. The essays in the volume illuminate the way empire has shaped the biblical text by looking at the biblical texts' silences, ruptures, oversights, over-emphases, and inexplicable elements. These details are read as symptoms of a set of oppressive material relations that shaped and continue to haunt the text in the ascendancy of the text in the name of the West.
Review by Rhiannon Graybill Published 1/11/2018 Citation: Rhiannon Graybill, review of Tat-siong Benny Liew and Erin Runions, eds., Psychoanalytic Meditations between Marxist and Postcolonial Readings of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).Adobe Acrobat Reader All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.
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