Insights from African American Interpretation
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Insights from African American Interpretation  -     By: Mitzi J. Smith

Insights from African American Interpretation

Fortress Press / 2017 / Paperback

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In Insights from African American Interpretation, a volume from Reading the Bible in the 21st Century: Insights series, Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation Theology and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text for a contemporary generation of scholars. Smith shows how questions of race, ethnicity, and the dynamics of "othering" have been developed in African American biblical scholarship, resulting in new reading of particular texts. Further, Smith describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation generally.

About the Series

Reading the Bible in the 21st Century introduces contemporary biblical scholarship to students and other interested readers, showing how each of the various approaches current today is a strategic interaction with the biblical text, and inviting the reader to try it out. Each approach has its own purposes, distinct advantages, and particular limitations; each approach springs from specific assumptions or intuitions about the text, or from a particular vantage point in our world. The series has two component parts: Insights and Strategies.

Each volume in the Insights series describes what we've learned from men and women who have changed the way we all may read the Bible by sharing the way they read it from their distinctive point of view.

The goal of the Strategies series is to pull together the variety of methods and perspectives at play in contemporary Bible interpretation, and on developing the skill and discernment to apply those methods sensitively and responsibly.

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Title: Insights from African American Interpretation
By: Mitzi J. Smith
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 1506400175
ISBN-13: 9781506400174
Series: Reading the Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Insights
Stock No: WW400176

Publisher's Description

Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to todays students, each Insight volume discusses how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; what current questions arise from its use; what enduring insights it has produced; and what questions remain for future scholarship.

Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation Theology and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text for a contemporary generation of scholars. Smith shows how questions of race, ethnicity, and the dynamics of othering have been developed in African American biblical scholarship, resulting in new reading of particular texts. Further, Smith describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation generally.

Author Bio

Mitzi J. Smith is associate professor of New Testament and early Christian studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit. She has contributed to The Women"s Bible Commentary, Onesimus Our Brother (Fortress Press, 2012), and True to Our Native Land (Fortress Press, 2007), and written The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles (2011).

Mark Allan Powell taught New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for 32 years. He is author of 40 books on the Bible and editor of the Harper-Collins Bible Dictionary.

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