The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora

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Fortress Press, 2010 - Religion - 358 pages
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A landmark volume, The Africana Bible gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible. It opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, including the African-American experience, with attention to Africana histories, literatures, cultures, and backgrounds for understanding biblical literature.

The Africana Bible features a critical commentary on every book of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha that are authoritative for many in African and African-diasporan communities worldwide. It highlights issues of concern to the global Black community (such as globalization and the colonial legacy) and the distinctive norms of interpretation in African and African Diasporan settings.

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Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is Director of the Center for Women and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and Assistant Professor of Theology and Womanist Studies. She is author of Refiner's Fire: A Religious Engagement with Violence (Fortress Press, 2000), Exorcizing Evil: A Womanist Perspective on the Spirituals (1997), and African American Special Days: 15 Complete Worship Services (1996). She is ordained in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Hugh R. Page associate professor of Theology and Africana Studies as well as vice president, associate provost, and dean of the First Year of Studies at the University of Notre Dame.He is general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel"s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Fortress Press, 2009) and author of the Exodus volume in The People's Bible Commentary series (2006).

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