The Peoples' Companion to the Bible

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Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wil Gafney
1517 Media, 2010 - Religion - 291 pages
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Building on the enthusiastic reception of and critical acclaim for The Peoples' Bible, hailed as a rich resource (Elisabeth Schssler Fiorenza) that will empower people to reclaim the Bible as a multicultural, dialogical, and living tradition (Kwok Pui-lan), this colorful and engaging biblical textbook brings those same new perspectives in biblical studies to the college classroom. Highlighting the role of cultures in both the development of the Bible and in its subsequent reception around the world, The Peoples' Companion to the Bible enables students to see how social location has figured in the ways particular peoples have understood the biblical text and helps students formulate their own social location as a key to understanding the Bible and its import for them. The groundbreaking articles from The Peoples' Bible are all here, including Culture and Identity; The Bible as a Text of Cultures and The Bible as a Text in Cultures; Jesus and Cultures; The Bible as an Instrument of Reconciliation; The Bible and Empire; Women, Culture, and the Bible; and Responsible Christian Exegesis of Hebrew Scripture, along with new essays designed for the classroom, including a Bible Reader's Self-Inventory; introductory essays on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; and an essay on understanding the biblical theme of the people of God in a multicultural world.

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This book gives cultural insight into Scripture.

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This scholarly work, from differnt ethnic and cultural backgtounds, provides insight into the understanding and meaning of the Bible text as understood from differnt cultural experiences. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

George E. ''Tink'' Tinker is Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. He is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation. Among his many publications are Missionary Conquest (Fortress Press, 1993) and Native American Theology (co-authored, 2001). Curtiss Paul DeYoung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Council of Churches. He has also served as the Executive Director of Community Renewal Society in Chicago, and as Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice, and the co-editor of The People's Bible. Wilda C. Gafney is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Leticia Guardiola-Saenz teaches New Testament at the School of Theology of Seattle University. Frank Yamada is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston.

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