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Bibil Identifier bibil:213659
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Decolonizing God
Title (English, ) The Bible in the Tides of Empire
Author Brett, Mark G.
Series The Bible in the Modern World (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 8649
Place 22.08
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-906055-37-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
237 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract For centuries, the Bible has been used by colonial powers to undergird their imperial designs--an ironic situation when so much of the Bible was conceived by way of resistance to empires. In this thoughtful book, Mark Brett draws upon his experience of the colonial heritage in Australia to identify a remarkable range of areas where God needs to be decolonized--freed from the bonds of the colonial. Writing in a context where landmark legal cases have ruled that Indigenous (Aboriginal) rights have been 'washed away by the tide of history', Brett re-examines land rights in the biblical traditions, Deuteronomy's genocidal imagination, and other key topics in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament where the effects of colonialism can be traced. Drawing out the implications for theology and ethics, this book provides a comprehensive new proposal for addressing the legacies of colonialism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
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