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Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation: Reframing Paul
Punt, Jeremy

Leiden: Brill, 2015 pp. 275. Ä110.00

Series Information
Studies in Theology and Religion, 20


Description: In Postcolonial biblical interpretation Jeremy Punt reflects on the nature and value of the postcolonial hermeneutical approach, as it relates to the interpretation of biblical and in particular, Pauline texts. Showing when a socio-politically engaged reading becomes postcolonial, but also what in the term postcolonial both attracts and also creates distance, exegesis from a postcolonial perspective is profiled. The book indicates possible avenues in how postcolonial work can be helpful theoretically to the guild of biblical scholars and to show also how it can be practiced in exegetical work done on biblical texts.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Postcolonial Approaches

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Review by Davina C. Lopez
Published 8/25/2016
Citation: Davina C. Lopez, review of Jeremy Punt, Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation: Reframing Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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