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Bibil Identifier bibil:225343
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Onesimus Our Brother
Title (English, ) Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon
Title (English, Abbreviation) Onesimus Our Brother
Editor Johnson, Matthew V.
Editor Noel, James A.
Editor Williams, Demetrius K.
Series Paul in Critical Contexts
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 87356
Place 227.48.08
Publishing house Fortress Press
Place Minneapolis
ISBN 978-0-8006-6341-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
175 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Philemon is the shortest letter in the Pauline collection, yet—because it has to do with a slave separated from his master—it has played an inordinate role in the toxic brew of slavery and racism in the United States. In Onesimus Our Brother, leading African American biblical scholars tease out the often unconscious assumptions about religion, race, and culture that permeate contemporary interpretation of the New Testament and of Paul in particular. The editors argue that Philemon is as important a letter from an African American perspective as Romans or Galatians have proven to be in Eurocentric interpretation. The essays gathered here continue to trouble scholarly waters, interacting with the legacies of Hegel, Freud, Habermas, Ricoeur, and James C. Scott, as well as the historical experience of African American communities. Contributors include the editors and Mitzi J. Smith, Margaret B. Wilkerson, James W. Perkinson, and Allen Dwight Callahan.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letter to Philemon
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Slave
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Slave
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