This chapter offers postcolonizing ruminations around (rather than a survey of or recounting about) postcolonial biblical criticisms and postcolonial theologies. I highlight and reflect on relevant issues in the rise of postcolonial criticism within Commonwealth and Third World Literature Studies, and its entry into biblical and theological studies where it cross-fertilizes with modes of contextual and liberation engagements. In the process i address matters that, in my humble opinion, require the attention and involvement of biblical critics and theologians in the Asia-Pasifika (and beyond) who decide to wade into the currents of postcolonial criticism. These matters, spread out like reefs in the sea, include native color and agency (identity); foreign and local empires (power); oral and visual native texts (scriptures); and the overlaying nodes of the secular and the sacred (space).
|Title of host publication||Postcolonial voices from downunder|
|Subtitle of host publication||Indigenous matters, confronting readings|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, OR|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781532605864, 9781532605888|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|