By C L Crouch, Jonathan Stokl

ISBN-10: 9004258337

ISBN-13: 9789004258334

In within the identify of God biblical students and historians commence the fascinating paintings of deconstructing British and Spanish imperial utilization of the Bible in addition to using the Bible to counteract imperialism.

Six essays discover the intersections of political pursuits and biblical exegesis. person contributions study English political theorists' use of the Bible within the context of secularisation, examine the theological dialogue of discoveries within the New global in a context of fraught Jewish-Christian family in Europe and dissect millennarian preaching within the lead as much as the Crimean warfare. Others examine the anti-imperialist use of the Bible in southern Africa, evaluate Spanish and British biblicisation recommendations and hint the consequences of biblically-rooted articulations of nationalism at the improvement of Hinduism's dating to the Vedas.

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In within the identify of God biblical students and historians start the fascinating paintings of deconstructing British and Spanish imperial utilization of the Bible in addition to using the Bible to counteract imperialism.

Six essays discover the intersections of political hobbies and biblical exegesis. person contributions learn English political theorists' use of the Bible within the context of secularisation, examine the theological dialogue of discoveries within the New international in a context of fraught Jewish-Christian relatives in Europe and dissect millennarian preaching within the lead as much as the Crimean warfare. Others examine the anti-imperialist use of the Bible in southern Africa, evaluate Spanish and British biblicisation thoughts and hint the results of biblically-rooted articulations of nationalism at the improvement of Hinduism's courting to the Vedas.

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For different dramas about the ‘land’ and anxieties about our place in ‘the land’ are graphically performed on the surface of the biblical text. Not unlike the Israel who ‘is’ and ‘is not’ (and disappears into the mists of the Assyrian exile), the land is an absent present and a mobile centre. It flows into, and is filled with, the ‘peripheries’, like ‘Canaan’. The land is often empty of its ‘true’ inhabitants, Israel/Judah, in something of a sardonic inner-biblical twist on the myth of the empty land.

Indeed, it is tempting to conclude that it was only established at the moment when it was already manifestly under threat. Perhaps it was only with the new pressures of multiculturalism or multireligionism and the advent of the ‘secular’ that we found ourselves invoking solid Christian foundations and imagining that our ancestors were secure in them (in order to contrast our insecurity with their security, and so define what it is to be ‘modern’). Perhaps later eras can talk relatively easily about Christian or biblical ‘foundations’ because they have become so shapeless and vague.

We conveniently forget that these words were refused, precisely, the authority of print. Sepúlveda’s texts also bear, on their surface, an acute conscious of the opposition. They exert themselves against the strength of the opposition. In this respect they are very like portions of the Bible, for example the prophetic texts. His Democrates Alter sive de justicis beli causis apud Indios (‘Concerning the just cause of the war against the Indians’) stages a debate between Demócrates, a ventriloquist for Sepúlveda, and ‘Leopoldo’, who rehearses the positions of figures like Vitoria and Las Casas.

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