AFROCENTRIC INTERPRETATIONS OF PAUL AND THE PAULINE TRADITION:Things That Black Scholars See That White Scholars Do Not See
This collection of essays is an Afrocentric examination into Pauline-studies by persons of African descent. The study encourages us to reassess our commonly held beliefs about biblical interpretation by offering us a fresh point of view and different cultural perspective than those that have been developed by traditional Eurocentric research. This work challenges our presuppositions about the Bible and biblical interpretation
"All the essays in this book look to Paul to address the questions of God's people today. The insights these readers glean from the texts affirm the importance of having a diverse community of interpreters. These essays illustrate that even when their authors employ the methods of historical criticism that others utilize, use of those tools by African-American readers enriches our understanding of the texts. Their lives as African-Americans bring sensitivities, intuitions, and perceptions that others miss. This volume helps us celebrate the gifts diverse readers bring."
Prof. Jerry Sumney,
Lexington Theological Seminary
Table of Contents
Foreword by Lisa Allen-McLaurin
1. Paul in Acts, Revisted, Thomas B. Slater
2. Kingdom-language in Paul, Thomas B. Slater
3. Hoping against Hope, Valencia T. Jackson
4. Paul and Predestination: The Rhetoric of Impersonation in Romans 9: 11-33, Kenneth L. Waters, Sr.
5. Politics and Polemic: Hidden Strategy in Paul's Rhetoric of Empire (Romans 13:1-17), Kenneth L. Waters, Sr.
6. The Notion of Status in 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, Marcus Jenkins
7. No Cursing in Church: Anathema in the Corinthian Congregation (1 Cor. 12:3) and The Letters of Paul, Kenneth L. Waters, Sr.
8. Baptizing Greco-Roman Norms: The Household Codes in Ephesians 5:21-6:9, Thomas B. Slater
9. A Pioneering Spirit, Hillard B. Jenkins
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