By Jione Havea
Engaging voices crossing textual limits, race, and ethnic lines
In this choice of essays, students from Oceania open a brand new conversation concerning the great, complicated, and slippery nature of the Bible and the fluid meanings of borders and property. From belonging in a spot, a bunch, or circulation to property as fabric and cultural possessions, from borders of a textual content, self-discipline, or suggestion to borders of countries, groups, or our bodies, the authors stick to the currents of Oceania to the beaches of Asia and past. students contributing essays comprise Jeffrey W. Aernie, Merilyn Clark, Jione Havea, Gregory C. Jenks, Jeanette Mathews, Judith E. McKinlay, Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, David J. Neville, John Painter, Kathleen P. Rushton, Ruth Sheridan, Nasili Vaka'uta, and Elaine M. Wainwright. Michele A. Connolly, David M. Gunn, and Mark G. Brett supply responses to the essays.
- Discussion of the affects of ordinary mess ups and political and ecological upheavals on biblical interpretation and theological reflection
- Fourteen essays on texts within the Hebrew Bible and New Testament
- Three responses to the essays supply various perspectives at the topics
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Such is life on planet Earth; indeed, it would seem that such must be life. Natural calamities tend to provoke reflection on ultimate questions, especially for people of faith and even more particularly for people of biblical faith. In view of the temptation to interpret large-scale calamities as instances of divine judgment, is the Bible blessing or bane? In other words, does the Bible sanction the interpretation of natural calamity as divine judgment or warn against doing so? Both, it would seem, which makes the task of responsible and edifying interpretation that much more difficult.
Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging Readings from Oceania by Jione Havea