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Bibil Identifier bibil:210384
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Prophets Postcolonially
Title (English, ) Initial Insights for a Postcolonial Reading of Prophetic Literature
Author Davidson, Steed Vernyl
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-13 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the conception of the genre prophetic literature and how a postcolonial examination probes its production. A postcolonial engagement can offer more than simply anticolonial resistance discourse as can be gleaned from the theo-political contexts of prophetic material. Drawing on Homi Bhabha’s reflection on ‘the book’, other postcolonial theorists, as well as genre theory, the article traces elements that constitute a ‘prophetic book’ and interrogates the power of the canonical category ‘prophetic literature’. In the end it offers three defining features of a postcolonially resituated reading of prophetic literature.
DOI 10.2104/bc100024
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
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