Spotlighting the Bible's blind(ing)spots

Jione Havea, Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon

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This chapter (and so the book) discusses some of the cases of abuse and violence at the blind spots of the bible, and it works against the use of the bible to cover-up abuse and violence in society (in other words, the use of the bible to blind devotees and critics). There are four assumptions that, in different combinations and grades, the authors of this collection share: first, the bible has blind spots; second, the bible is blinding; third, the bible is used to blind victims and critics; fourth, the bible can (be used to) expose blind spots and heal blindness. These assumptions play out in this essay and this book, which is divided into three overlapping sections – one focusing on dispersion, one dealing with othering practices, and one imaging a space where the dispersed and othered might re-gather and celebrate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBible blindspots
Subtitle of host publicationDispersion and othering
EditorsJione Havea, Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon
Place of PublicationEugene, Oregon
PublisherPickwick Publications
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781725276789
ISBN (Print)9781725276765, 9781725276772
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameIntersectionality & theology series


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