Colonialism and the Bible: Contemporary Reflections from the Global South
Liew, Tat-siong Benny and Fernando F. Segovia, editors
Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2018 pp. lxi + 336. $120.00
Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in Religion and Theology
Description: This volume addresses the problematic relationship between colonialism and the Bible. It does so from the perspective of the Global South, calling upon voices from Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors address the present state of the problematic relationship in their respective geopolitical and geographical contexts. In so doing, they provide sharp analyses of the past, the present, and the future: historical contexts and trajectories, contemporary legacies and junctures, and future projects and strategies. Taken together, the essays provide a rich and expansive comparative framework across the globe. The contributors are Michel Elias Andraos, Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, Carlos F. Cardoza Orlandi, Eleazar S. Fernandez, Nami Kim, Hisako Kinukawa, Tat-sion Benny Liew, Safwat Marzouk, Dora Mbuwayasengo, Yael Munk, Kenneth Ngwa, Ivan Petrella, Mitri Raheb, J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Fernando F. Segovia, Jenny Te Paa Daniel, and VŪtor Westhelle.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Postcolonial Approaches, Reception History
Review by Gregory Thomas Basker
Citation: Gregory Thomas Basker, review of Tat-siong Benny Liew and Fernando F. Segovia, eds., Colonialism and the Bible: Contemporary Reflections from the Global South, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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