The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora
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The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora

Edited By: Hugh Page Jr.
Fortress Press / 2009 / Hardcover

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In The Africana Bible, an impressive assembly of African and African-Diaspora biblical scholars, gathered by by editors of the African-American hermeneutics section of the Society of Biblical Literature, offers their collective wisdom in reading the sacred texts of the Bible. Under the direction of a team of editors led by Hugh R. page, this volume invites the reader into the rich, complex often troubled, often joyous world in which Israel's Scriptures have echoed for generations and still resound today.

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Title: The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora
By: Edited by Hugh R. Page, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 4 ounces
ISBN: 0800621255
ISBN-13: 9780800621254
Stock No: WW621254

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A landmark volume, The Africana Bible gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible. It opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, including the African-American experience, with attention to Africana histories, literatures, cultures, and backgrounds for understanding biblical literature.

The Africana Bible features a critical commentary on every book of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha that are authoritative for many in African and African-diasporan communities worldwide. It highlights issues of concern to the global Black community (such as globalization and the colonial legacy) and the distinctive norms of interpretation in African and African Diasporan settings.

Author Bio

Rev. Valerie Bridgeman, PhD, is dean and vice president of Academic Affairs, as well as associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible, at Methodist Theological School of Ohio. She also is founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc.--the premier nonprofit organization that brings preachers to full prophetic voice. Dr. Bridgeman has lectured or taught in some of the nation's top seminaries and divinity schools. She has been in licensed or ordained ministry since 1977. She is a regular contributor to workingpreacher.org and writes frequently for the Journal for Preachers.

Stacy Davis is professor of religious studies and theology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Her research areas are African American biblical interpretation, feminist biblical interpretation, and rhetorical criticism. She is the author of This Strange Story: Jewish and Christian Interpretation of the Curse of Canaan from Antiquity to 1865 (UPA, 2008) and Haggai and Malachi in the Wisdom Commentary Series (Liturgical, 2015). She is also a contributing general editor of the forthcoming Westminster John Knox Study Bible.

Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is an African American womanist theologian; a professor, author, and poet; and an elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She is professor emerita of religion and women's studies, as well as director of Women's Studies, at Shaw University Divinity School.

Madipoane Masenya (ngwan'a Mphahlele) is professor of Old Testament studies in the Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

Hugh R. Page, Jr. is Professor of Theology and Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as Vice President for Institutional Transformation and as Advisor to the President. An Episcopal priest, Page holds a bachelor's in history from Hampton University, two master's degrees from The General Theological Seminary in New York, a doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, and master's and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.

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