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The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation
Botta, Alejandro F. and Pablo R. Andiñach, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 pp. xii + 259. $31.95

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Description: The same Bible that historically has been invoked to support exploitation is also a source of inspiration for those fighting oppression and injustice. This collection of essays highlights the different receptions that liberationist hermeneutics has found in a number of contemporary contexts. The authors, originating from various countries and continents and nurtured by diverse theological insights, provide regional overviews of liberating struggles and liberation hermeneutics or engage the biblical text from various perspectives, including mujerista and feminist Afrocentric readings. This is an enriching panorama of ideas and readings all centered on the Bible as a key to liberation.

Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, Ideological Critique, Liberation Approaches

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Review by Jonathan Draper
Published 6/12/2010
Citation: Jonathan Draper, review of Alejandro F. Botta and Pablo R. Andiñach, eds., The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


Review by Jeremy Punt
Published 12/27/2010
Citation: Jeremy Punt, review of Alejandro F. Botta and Pablo R. Andiñach, eds., The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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