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This introductory chapter focuses on postcolonial New Testament exegesis in the wider theoretical context of postcoloniality, with special consideration of the relationship between postcolonial perspectives and Western historical critical discourses. The author chosen a third way to proceed, understanding postcolonialism within the postcoloniality of our time via a discussion of the theoretical location of all exegesis. Building on Michel Foucault, the present study discusses the theoretical location in which we all do exegesis with the help of the theory of episteme. The general introduction to postcolonial studies are presented. Finally, the chapter discusses some important postcolonial exegetical approaches in order to understand the exegetical future as envisioned by postcolonial scholars.

Keywords: Michel Foucault; New Testament exegesis; postcolonial scholars; postcolonialism



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