Engaging scriptures from Oceania

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This chapter discusses some of the shifts in biblical criticism that have taken place in Oceania, with special attention to the connections between Bible, Borders, and Belongings. It offers a partial mapping of biblical criticism in the region, and in the process locate the chapters of this collection. In Oceania, borders are many and different (from the turbulent seas to the fiery depths of the Pacific Rim), and they are not all comforting. Those varied borders are homes; borders are places where people feel that they belong. Borders are places of contradictions. This is true of the bible also: it is not comfortable but people feel they belong there. The bible makes people belong, and not belong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBible, borders, belonging(s)
Subtitle of host publicationEngaging readings from Oceania
EditorsJione Havea, David J. Neville, Elaine Wainwright
Place of PublicationAtlanta
PublisherSociety of Biblical Literature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781589839571
ISBN (Print)9781589839564
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameSociety of biblical literature


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