Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations by Musa W. Dube Shomanah; Andrew Mutua Mbuvi; Dora R. Mbuwayesango
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
This volume foregrounds biblical interpretation within the African history of colonial contact, from North Atlantic slavery to the current era of globalization. It reads from the prolonged struggle for justice and of hybrid identities from multifaceted contexts, where the Bible coexists with African Indigenous Religions, Islam, and other religions. Showcasing the dynamic and creative approaches of an emerging and thriving community of biblical scholarship from the African continent and African diaspora, the volume critically examines the interaction of biblical texts with African people and their cultures within a postcolonial framework. While employing feminist/womanist, postcolonial, Afrocentric, social engagement, creative writing, reconstruction, and HIV/AIDS perspectives, the authors all engage with empire in their own ways: in specific times, forms, and geography. This volume is an important addition to postcolonial and empires studies in biblical scholarship. Book jacket.