9781137348777

A Postcolonial African American Re-reading of Colossians Identity, Reception, and Interpretation under the Gaze of Empire

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    9781137348777

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    1137348771

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-21
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

A Postcolonial African American Re-reading of Colossians: Identity, Reception, and Interpretation Under the Gaze of Empire examines the identities of two seemingly unrelated groups of people; the initial recipients of the letter and the enslaved African in the North American Diaspora. Both groups, although unrelated, share a common element. They are both considered erroneous in their interpretations of the gospel. They are labeled and summarily silenced. This work gives both a voice and determines from their identities their response to the gospel. Despite the lack of harsh labels given to the initial readers of Colossians by modern commentators, the author of the letter was guilty of error in that the letter lacked deference to their former beliefs and culture.

Author Biography

Annie Tinsley is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Shaw University Divinity School, USA.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
PART I: THE PEOPLE OF COLOSSAE
1. Contemporaries of Laodicea and Hierapolis
2. Generations of belief in Mysteries and Mythological Cults
3. Jews
4. Subjects of Greco-Roman Empire
PART II: IDENTITY – PEOPLE OF AFRICA
5. African Traditional Religion
PART III: IDENTITY - ENSLAVED AFRICANS IN NORTH AMERICA
6. Identity through the Language of Enslavers
7. Identity through the Language of Enslaved
PART IV: TOWARDS A RE-READING OF COLOSSIANS
8. The Epistle to the Colossians
9. Colossians One
10. Colossians Two
11. Colossians Three
12. Colossians Four
General Conclusions

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