The Bible in Australia

The Bible in Australia

Author: Meredith Lake

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742245102

Category: History

Page: 592

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In this multi-award-winning history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that's been wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to be everything from a resented imposition to the very Word of God. A must-read for non-believers and believers alike, The Bible in Australia explores how in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians, the Bible has played a defining and contested role in this country. At a time when public discussion of religion is deeply polarised, this multi-award-winning book offers an innovative and surprising new perspective on religion and society. This new edition, including a preface that discusses the life of the book since its 2018 publication, shows that in the hands of writers, artists, settlers, immigrants, Bible-bashers, wowsers, evangelists, suffragettes, unionists, Indigenous activists and many others — the Bible has played a defining role in Australia. 'Stunning, refreshing and original.' — Julia Baird 'Vivid story-telling and impossible to put down.' — Mark McKenna 'A book of remarkable originality…a ground-breaking cultural and social history.' — Judges' comments, 2019 NSW Premier's History Award: Australian History Prize 'An endlessly fascinating book…Lake brings a generosity of both mind and spirit to this vast story.' — Michael McGirr, Sydney Morning Herald

The Bible in the Life of the Church

The Bible in the Life of the Church

Author: Clare Amos

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781848254879

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Bible in the Life of the Church project was commissioned by the Anglican Consultative Council at its meeting in Jamaica in May 2009. Its aim is to explore how Anglicans use the Bible and to distil from and develop these explorations the principles of Anglican hermeneutics.

The Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania

The Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania

Author: Caroline Blyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567673305

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This volume takes readers on a fascinating journey through the visual arts of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, contemplating the multivocal dialogues that occur between these artistic media and the texts and traditions of the Bible. With their distinctively antipodean perspectives, contributors explore the innovative ways that both creators and beholders of Oceanic arts draw upon their contexts and cultures in order to open up creative engagements with the stories, themes and theologies of the biblical traditions. Various motifs weave their way throughout the volume, including antipodean landscapes and ecology, (post)colonialism, philosophy, Oceanic spiritualities and the often contested engagements between western and indigenous cultures. Within this weaving process, each essay invites readers to contemplate these various forms of visual culture through Oceanic eyes, and to appreciate the fresh insights that this process can bring to reading and interpreting the biblical traditions. The result is a rich and interdisciplinary array of conversations that will capture the attention of readers within the fields of biblical reception studies, cultural studies, theology and art history.

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture

Author: John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118241134

Category: Religion

Page: 564

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The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture providesreaders with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction totwenty-first century approaches to the Bible. Consists of 30 articles written by distinguished specialistsfrom around the world Draws on interdisciplinary and international examples toexplore how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contextswhere it has been influential – ancient, medieval and modern,world-wide Gives examples of how the Bible has influenced literature, art,music, history, religious studies, politics, ecology andsociology Each article is accompanied by a comprehensivebibliography Offers guidance on how to read the Bible and its manyinterpretations

Writing/Reading the Bible in Postcolonial Perspective

Writing/Reading the Bible in Postcolonial Perspective

Author: Steed Vernyl Davidson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004357679

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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An examination of postcolonial studies as a revolutionary discourse that presses for a vigorous postcolonializing of the Bible. With an assessment of previous work in the field, intersectional work with sexuality, terrorism, technology, and ecology are set as future tasks.

African and European Readers of the Bible in Dialogue

African and European Readers of the Bible in Dialogue

Author: Gerald West

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047442400

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Addressing an urgent and deeply felt need for more dialogue between interpreters of the Bible from radically different contexts, this book reflects in a comprehensive and existential manner on how to establish new alliances, how to learn from each other, and how to read Scripture in a manner accountable to ‘the dignity of difference.’

Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis

Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis

Author: Bruce Worthington

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781451482867

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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We live in an age in which economic, ecological, and political crises are not the exception, but the rule. The Cold War polarities that shaped an earlier "political exegesis" have been replaced; increasingly, crisis is the engine of a global "turbo-capitalism." Here, biblical scholars and activists describe and exemplify the shape of a biblical interpretation that takes contemporary crisis seriously. Succinct opening essays summarize the salient aspects of our critical situation; in later parts, contributions address themes of economic, political, and environmental crisis in dialogue with biblical texts.

Postcoloniality, Translation, and the Bible in Africa

Postcoloniality, Translation, and the Bible in Africa

Author: Musa W. Dube

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498295147

Category: History

Page: 236

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This book is critically important for Bible translation theorists, postcolonial scholars, church leaders, and the general public interested in the history, politics, and nature of Bible translation work in Africa. It is also useful to students of gender studies, political science, biblical studies, and history-of-colonization studies. The book catalogs the major work that has been undertaken by African scholars. This work critiques and contests colonial Bible translation narratives by privileging the importance African oral vitality in rewriting the meaning of biblical texts in the African sociopolitical, political, and cultural contexts.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Korea

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Korea

Author: Won W. Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190916916

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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The phenomenon of South Korean Christianity is, in a word, remarkable. In less than 250 years, 29% of South Korea's population adheres to Christianity, a staggering 71% of Korean Americans identify as Christian, and the powerful zeal of Korean Christians to spread the Gospel's influence in South Korea already overshadows other established religious groups (i.e. Buddhism, Confucianism). This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview on how the Bible has beenused by faith communities in Korea and the Korean diaspora over two centuries.