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A Filipino Resistance Reading of Joshua 1:1Ė9
Fetalsana-Apura, Lily

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019 pp. xvi + 220. $39.95

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Description: Lily Fetalsana-Apura reads Joshua 1:1Ė9, a text that has been used to legitimize Western conquests and imperialism, as a resistance text. Using contextual hermeneutics, the author reads the Former Prophets as countering and resisting impositions of surrounding imperial forces. Read in the context of four hundred years of colonial victimization and a continuing struggle against neocolonialism, Fetalsana-Apura interprets Joshua 1:1Ė9 as exhorting strength and courage against exploitation and domination by empire. She reveals the Western context and interests reflected in many books and commentaries and outlines instead how the textís meaning can be translated as resisting empire to marginalized and exploited communities such as the Philippines.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Joshua, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Postcolonial Approaches, Liberation Approaches

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Review by Federico G. Villanueva
Published 5/7/2020
Citation: Federico G. Villanueva, review of Lily Fetalsana-Apura, A Filipino Resistance Reading of Joshua 1:1Ė9, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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