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Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction
Smith, Mitzi J. and Yung Suk Kim

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018 pp. x + 374. $44.00

Description: Toward Decentering the New Testament is the first introductory text to the New Testament written by an African American woman biblical scholar and an Asian-American male biblical scholar. This text privileges the voices, scholarship, and concerns of minoritized nonwhite peoples and communities. It is written from the perspectives of minoritized voices. The first few chapters cover issues such as biblical interpretation, immigration, Roman slavery, intersectionality, and other topics. Questions raised throughout the text focus readers on relevant contemporary issues and encourage critical reflection and dialogue between student-teachers and teacher-students.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique

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Review by Demetrius K. Williams
Published 1/30/2020
Citation: Demetrius K. Williams, review of Mitzi J. Smith and Yung Suk Kim, Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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