Return to Babel   -     By: John R. Levison, Priscilla Pope Levison
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Return to Babel

Westminster John Knox Press / 1999 / Paperback

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Each of the ten historically significant biblical texts (five OT, five NT) are interpreted by Latin America, African, and Asian biblical scholars. These international scholars draw on their heritages-proverbs, songs and tales from their cultures-to shed light on the Christian Bible and tradition.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664258239
ISBN-13: 9780664258238

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Publisher's Description

In Return to Babel, each of ten historically significant biblical texts is interpreted by three scholars: one Latin American, one African, and one Asian. Geographic locales range from a tiny village in the Philippines to the city of Nairobi, Kenya; from Gwangju, South Korea, with its one million inhabitants, to the frontier city of Wiwili in the northern mountains of Nicaragua. The result is a collection of essays that shed new light on familiar texts and make the reader aware of the ways in which culture can shape our understanding of Scripture.

Author Bio

John R. Levison is Professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Filled with the Spirit and coeditor of Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible. Priscilla Pope-Levison is Professor of Theology and Assistant Director of Women's Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists and coeditor of Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible.

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