The Bible and Empire: Postcolonial Explorations (Paperback)

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At a time when there is a renewed interest in Empire, this volume explores the complex relationship between the Bible and the colonial enterprise, and examines some overlooked aspects of this relationship. Topics include the unconventional retellings of the gospel story of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson and Raja Rammohun Roy, and the fate of biblical texts when marshalled by Victorian preachers after the Indian uprising of 1857. The innovative book features practical as well as theoretical insights, providing compelling evidence of the continuing importance of postcolonial discourse for biblical studies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521531917
ISBN-10: 0521531918
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
Pages: 254
Language: English