Unexpected News: Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes (Google eBook)

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Religion - 166 pages
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InUnexpected News, Robert McAfee Brown looks at ten biblical texts through a new lens. Brown's analysis is concerned with how our reading of the Bible is dependent on our experiences and worldview. Brown sets out to understand how "third world Christians," that is, Christians who live in poverty and powerlessness, interpret the Bible. Brown argues that by reading the Bible in new ways, we can learn more about other cultures as well as gain a new understanding of the biblical message.

  

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Review: Unexpected News: Reading the Bible With Third World Eyes

User Review  - Gracie - Goodreads

Reading "Unexpected News" took me longer than normal. I could only read a little at a time. It's like walking on pieces of glass. Very convicting! But I'm glad I read it through to the end. Chapter 9 ... Read full review

Review: Unexpected News: Reading the Bible With Third World Eyes

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Unexpected News is ok. It's prophetically bent and largely a criticism on the Western world (read: America)'s myopic reading and interpretation of Scripture. It relies heavily on Gutierrez' liberation ... Read full review

Contents

A New Way of Knowing
21
God Takes Sides
33
Challenging the Abuse of Power
49
To Know God
63
Whom Do We Hear?
74
Good News to the Poor
89
From Head Trips to Foot Trips
105
A Task for the Nations
127
But If Not
142
For Those Who Feel
157
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Robert McAfee Brownwas a well-known theologian, writer, teacher, and social activist. He authored many books, includingThe Bible Speaks to You;Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide;Reclaiming the Bible;Religion and Violence;Theology in a New Key; and, a novel,Dark the Night, Wild the Sea, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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