Reading the Bible from the Margins

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Miguel A. De La Torre
Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 196 pages
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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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I don't think I'm quite the target audience for this book; it comes from a course for conservative Midwestern Christians who think there's only one "right" interpretation of any given Bible passage ... 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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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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