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Bibil Identifier bibil:220045
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Looking into black eyes and feel the embarrassment."
Title (English, ) A Selected and Selective Reading of The Africana Bible
Author Snyman, Gerrie
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 464-491 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Se réfère à H.R. Page et al. (eds), The Africana Bible. Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, Fortress Press, 2010.
Abstract Employing a hermeneutics of vulnerability to unmask privileged positions, this article intends to provide a from a white perspective of The Africana Bible. Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora. The hypothesis is that the book constitutes an exercise in reading the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible/First Testament in terms of a coloniality of being. Firstly, the socio-political relevance of an open discussion of racism will be illustrated by a recent example of a dispute that originated within racialized South African public discourse on the issue of white supremacy. Based on this example, the discussion will proceed to arguments regarding decoloniality after which a reading of selected chapters of The Africana Bible will be presented.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
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