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Activist Hermeneutics of Liberation in the Bible
A Global Intersectional Perspective

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ISBN 9780367544966
February 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Inspired by the current political moment around the globe in which uprisings, protests, revolutions, and movements are on the rise, this book examines the intersections between the Bible and activism. It does this by showcasing intersectional readings of the Bible as an activist act and a tool for activism; historicizing the uses of the Bible within activist/freedom movements around the globe; and offering activist approaches to teaching the Bible.Each chapter in this volume provides a critical and substantive response from the discipline of Biblical Studies to global political trends. International in scope, with contributors from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, they address themes such as gender politics, racial injustices, violence toward women, political resistance, and activist hermeneutics and pedagogies. Together they harness the intellectual energies of minoritized Biblical scholars in a nonessentialist manner to reflect on the Bible as a tool for liberating social and political change. Reflecting on the activist potential of the Bible, this book will be of keen interest to scholars in Biblical Studies, Political Theology, and Religious Studies.

Table of Contents


Jin Young Choi and Gregory L. Cuéllar

Part I: The Bible and Activist Movements

1 My Light is Darkness: Reading (the Bible) with Baldwin for #BLM

Adam F. Braun

2 The Colonies Strike Back: How Latin-American Liberation Theology Saved Christianity in Post-dictatorial Spain

Luis Menéndez-Antuña

3 Intersectionality in Biblical Studies: A Tool for Social Justice Activism?

Mónica Isabel Rey

4 Social Movements in Hong Kong and the Bible
Sonia Kwok Wong

Part II: Empowering Activists with the Bible

5 Qohelet and Jaiba Politics: Ecclesiastes and Activist Resistance from a Puerto Rican Perspective

Lydia Hernández-Marcial

6 Name of the Nameless: An Intercultural Reading of the Significance of Naming the Children in Hosea 1:2–9

Royce M. Victor

Part III Activist Teachers of the Bible

7 "I am no longer a professor"—a pedagogy of living Word becoming flesh

Melanie A. Duguid-May

8 Stuff the bible

Jione Havea

9 #MeToo #BibleToo: Teaching Ethics of Sex with the Bible for Justice

Keun-joo Christine Pae

Epilogue: The Embodied Cost of Knowledge Activism

Sarojini Nadar

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Jin Young Choi is a professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, USA.

Gregory L. Cuéllar is an associate professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA.