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Bibil Identifier bibil:213686
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mark, Women and Empire
Title (English, ) A Korean Postcolonial Perspective
Author Kim, Seong Hee
Series The Bible in the Modern World (Volume: 20)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Signature -
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-906055-64-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
179 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract As Mark’s Gospel moves toward its climax, four stories of women challenge Jesus in his mission to establish the empire of God against the backdrop of the Roman Empire: those of the poor widow (12.41-44), the anointing woman (14.1-11), the women at the cross and the burial (15.40-41, 47), and the women at the empty tomb (16.1-8). They are stories that would seem to demand both a feminist and a postcolonial perspective on the part of their readers—yet Kim’s is the first reading of the Gospel that has taken an explicitly postcolonial feminist stance. In addition to the feminist and the postcolonial themes, the third strand in Seong Hee Kim’s approach arises from her Korean context, which provides her with the concept of Salim interpretation, that is, ‘making things alive’. Starting from the reader’s context, she develops a Salim hermeneutics for each of the four stories by engaging in a dialogue between the biblical story and the reader’s use of her or his own imagination. The goal of her interpretation is such a making things alive, a mending of broken things, and an opening up of meaning—in contrast to the tendency of historical criticism, which has striven to identify a single, correct meaning in the biblical text.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Pericopes Mark 12,41-12,44
Mark 14,1-14,11
Mark 15,40-15,47
Mark 16,1-16,8
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