Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor

Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor

by Crystal L. Hall

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Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor provides a spirited introduction to methodologies and strategies for reading the Bible "from below"--from the back of what used to be church sanctuaries, from basements, from sidewalks. Drawing on the lineage of various methods of reading the Bible with the poor, the book invites poverty and biblical study into dialogue with real-world organizing to seek justice for those most often treated as "Other." The reading process occurs among the intersections of the "hermeneutical triangle" of Reality, the Bible, and Community.

This book is for anyone curious about how to use the Bible as a resource for liberation. It is for faith leaders and community organizers, as much as it is for biblical scholars, because it draws on experiences at the intersections of academia, the Church and communities of organized struggle. It is written with an eye toward praxis, as the author shares from her own experience with the hope that space will be created for others to reflect on their own contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506402796
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Insights , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 138
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Crystal L. Hall is a PhD candidate in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and an assistant researcher with the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Her research interests include the Pauline corpus, poverty and wealth in the Roman imperial economy, liberationist hermeneutics, and contextual Bible study within contemporary social movements.

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