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The Resource The Bible and empire : postcolonial explorations, R.S. Sugirtharajah, (electronic resource)

The Bible and empire : postcolonial explorations, R.S. Sugirtharajah, (electronic resource)

Label
The Bible and empire : postcolonial explorations
Title
The Bible and empire
Title remainder
postcolonial explorations
Statement of responsibility
R.S. Sugirtharajah
Title variation
The Bible & Empire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a time of renewed interest in Empire, this stimulating volume explores the complex relationship between the Bible and the colonial enterprise, and examines some overlooked aspects of this relationship. These include unconventional retellings of the gospel story of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson and Raja Rammohun Roy; the fate of biblical texts when marshalled by Victorian preachers to strengthen British imperial intentions after the India uprising of 1857; the cultural-political use of the Christian Old Testament, first by the invaders to attack temple practices and rituals, then by the invaded to endorse the temple heritage scorned by missionaries; the dissident hermeneutics of James Long and William Colenso confronting and compromising with colonial ambitions; and finally the subtly seditious deployment of biblical citations in two colonial novels. This innovative book offers both practical and theoretical insights and provides compelling evidence of the continuing importance of postcolonial discourse for biblical studies.--
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Sugirtharajah, R. S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Great Britain
Label
The Bible and empire : postcolonial explorations, R.S. Sugirtharajah, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511614552
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Textually conjoined twins : Rammohun Roy and Thomas Jefferson and their Bibles
  • Salvos from the Victorian pulpit : conscription of texts by Victorian preachers during the Indian rebellion of 1857
  • Thorns in the crown : the subversive and complicit hermeneutics of John Colenso of Natal and James Long of Bengal
  • Texts and testament : the Hebrew scriptures in colonial context
  • Imperial fictions and biblical narratives : entertainment and exegesis in colonial novels
Control code
CR9780511614552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511614552
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61410348
Label
The Bible and empire : postcolonial explorations, R.S. Sugirtharajah, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511614552
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Textually conjoined twins : Rammohun Roy and Thomas Jefferson and their Bibles
  • Salvos from the Victorian pulpit : conscription of texts by Victorian preachers during the Indian rebellion of 1857
  • Thorns in the crown : the subversive and complicit hermeneutics of John Colenso of Natal and James Long of Bengal
  • Texts and testament : the Hebrew scriptures in colonial context
  • Imperial fictions and biblical narratives : entertainment and exegesis in colonial novels
Control code
CR9780511614552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511614552
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61410348

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