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Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations
Havea, Jione, Margaret Aymer and Steed Vernyl Davidson, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. 250. $34.95

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Description: In this collection, the authors focus on contextual, cultural, and postcolonial criticisms. This work seeks to move beyond simply reacting to, rejecting, or recasting biblical interpretations that misunderstand or mischaracterize island space. Instead it serves as an entry point to thinking biblically through the island. The contributors are Margaret Aymer, Randall C. Bailey, Roland Boer, Steed Vernyl Davidson, Jione Havea, Hisako Kinukawa, Grant Macaskill, Mosese Ma‘ilo, J. Richard Middleton, Althea Spencer Miller, Aliou C. Niang, Andrew Mein, Daniel Smith-Christopher, Nasili Vaka‘uta, and Elaine M. Wainwright.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Ideological Critique

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Review by Antonios Finitsis
Published 9/22/2016
Citation: Antonios Finitsis, review of Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson, eds., Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


Review by T. M. Lemos
Published 9/22/2016
Citation: T. M. Lemos, review of Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson, eds., Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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