The People's Companion to the Bible
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The People's Companion to the Bible   -     Edited By: Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney, Leticia A. Guardiola-Saenz
    By: Edited by Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney et al.
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All of the groundbreaking articles from The People's Bible on the role culture played in Scripture and its subsequent reception. Historical-critical, liberationist, postmodern, and postcolonial interpretations are brought to bear, along with African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, and Euro-American perspectives. 320 pages, softcover. Fortress.

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Title: The People's Companion to the Bible
By: Edited by Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney et al.
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.5 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 10 ounces
ISBN: 0800697022
ISBN-13: 9780800697020
Stock No: WW697020

Publisher's Description

Building on the enthusiastic reception of and critical acclaim for The Peoples' Bible, hailed as "a rich resource" (Elisabeth Schssler Fiorenza) that "will empower people to reclaim the Bible as a multicultural, dialogical, and living tradition" (Kwok Pui-lan), this colorful and engaging biblical textbook brings those same new perspectives in biblical studies to the college classroom. Highlighting the role of cultures in both the development of the Bible and in its subsequent reception around the world, The Peoples' Companion to the Bible enables students to see how social location has figured in the ways particular peoples have understood the biblical text and helps students formulate their own social location as a key to understanding the Bible and its import for them. The groundbreaking articles from The Peoples' Bible are all here, including "Culture and Identity"; "The Bible as a Text of Cultures" and "The Bible as a Text in Cultures"; "Jesus and Cultures"; "The Bible as an Instrument of Reconciliation"; "The Bible and Empire"; "Women, Culture, and the Bible"; and "Responsible Christian Exegesis of Hebrew Scripture," along with new essays designed for the classroom, including a Bible Reader's Self-Inventory; introductory essays on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; and an essay on understanding the biblical theme of "the people of God" in a multicultural world.

Author Bio

George E. ''Tink'' Tinker is Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. He is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation. Among his many publications are Missionary Conquest (Fortress Press, 1993) and Native American Theology (co-authored, 2001).

Curtiss Paul DeYoung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Council of Churches. He has also served as the Executive Director of Community Renewal Society in Chicago, and as Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice, and the co-editor of The People's Bible.

Wilda C. Gafney is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Leticia Guardiola-Saenz teaches New Testament at the School of Theology of Seattle University.

Frank Yamada is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston.

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