They Were All Together in One Place?: Toward Minority Biblical Criticism
Bailey, Randall C., Tat-siong Benny Liew and Fernando F. Segovia, editors
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 pp. xiv + 397. $45.95
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Description: Critics from three major racial/ethnic minority communities in the United States—African American, Asian American, and Latino/a American—focus on the problematic of race and ethnicity in the Bible and in contemporary biblical interpretation. With keen eyes on both ancient text and contemporary context, contributors pay close attention to how racial/ethnic dynamics intersect with other differential relations of power such as gender, class, sexuality, and colonialism. In groundbreaking interaction, they also consider their readings alongside those of other racial/ethnic minority communities. The volume includes an introduction pointing out the crucial role of this work within minority criticism by looking at its historical trajectory, critical findings, and future directions. The contributors are Cheryl B. Anderson, Francisco O. García-Treto, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Frank M. Yamada, Gale A. Yee, Jae-Won Lee, Gay L. Byron, Fernando F. Segovia, Randall C. Bailey, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Demetrius K. Williams, Mayra Rivera Rivera, Evelyn L. Parker, and James Kyung-Jin Lee.
Subjects: Methods, Ideological Critique
Review by Jonathan Draper
Citation: Jonathan Draper, review of Randall C. Bailey, Tat-siong Benny Liew, and Fernando F. Segovia, eds., They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
Review by Gerald West
Citation: Gerald West, review of Randall C. Bailey, Tat-siong Benny Liew, and Fernando F. Segovia, eds., They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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