Reading from the margins

Reading the Bible from the margins means giving precedence to the experience and interpretive voices of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans, of the nonelite, of women, of popular and indigenous religious traditions and of people outside the "mainstream" of professional biblical scholarship. R. S. Sugirtharajah, a reader in biblical hermeneutics at the University of Birmingham in England, has become a major spokesperson for efforts to read the Bible from the margins. His book opens up a new landscape and raises a host of new questions for those resting all too comfortably in their certitudes and traditional "biblical truths."

 

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