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Postcolonial Theory and Biblical Studies

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This chapter is divided into three parts. First, it tries to spell out what post-colonialism is about, and outlines some of its theoretical and praxiological intentions and assumptions. Secondly, the chapter deals with the applicability of post-colonialism to biblical studies; and in the concluding part, it also tries to answer some of the questions constantly asked about post-colonialism, and end with the own cautionary support to the theory. There are three streams of post-colonialism at work. The first characterizes the notion of invasion and control; the second places enormous investment in recovering the cultural soul; and the third stresses mutual interdependence and transformation. Post-modernism and post-colonialism embody an important impulse, an impulse to intervene and interrogate accepted knowledge, and to destabilize their complacencies. The colonial archives record instances of a missionary or a colonial civil servant, at the annoyance of the establishment, taking up the cause of the victims.

Keywords: biblical studies; colonial civil servant; post-colonialism; post-modernism

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