Reading the Bible from the Margins

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Miguel A. De La Torre
Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 196 pages
2 Reviews
This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible.

Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

Years ago I remember yearning to read the Bible with an understanding different from my white middle class US eyes. This book has cracked open that yearning just a wee bit. De La Torre, a Cuban ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

This is an interesting read. De La Torre raises questions that challenge his readers to re-examine maintream thought. He provides transparency to what may commonly be invisible in connection with the ... Read full review

Contents

Learning to Read
14
Reading the Bible from the Center
36
Unmasking the Biblical Justification of Racism
55
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Miguel De La Torre is associate professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology, a director to the Society of Christian Ethics, and the co-chair of the Ethics Section at the American Academy of Religion. De La Torre is a newspaper and Internet columnist and a respected expert on liberation theologies.

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