Nonwhite women primarily appear as marginalized voices, if at all, in volumes that address constructions of race/ethnicity and early Christian texts. Employing an intersectional approach, the contributors analyze historical, cultural, literary, and ideological constructions of racial/ethnic identities, which intersect with gender/sexuality class, religion, slavery, and/or power. Given their small numbers in academic biblical studies, this book represents a critical mass of nonwhite women scholars and offers a critique of dominant knowledge production. Filling a significant epistemological gap, this seminal text provides provocative, innovative, and critical insights into constructions of race/ethnicity in ancient and modern texts and contexts.
Edited by Jin Young Choi and Mitzi J. Smith - Contributions by Mitzi J. Smith; Jin Young Choi; Jennifer T. Kaal...
Introduction by Mitzi J. Smith and Jin Young Choi
Weren't You with Jesus the Galilean?: An Intersectional Reading of Ethnicity, Diasporic Trauma, and Mourning in the Gospel of Matthew by Jin Young Choi
In Christ, but Not of Christ: Reading Identity Differences Differently in the Letter to the Galatians by Jennifer T. Kaalund
Hagar's Children Still Ain't Free: Paul's Counterterror Rhetoric, Constructed Identity, Enslavement, and Galatians 3:28 by Mitzi J. Smith
Feminized-Minoritized Paul? A Womanist Reading of Paul's Body in the Corinthian Context by Angela Parker
Gender, Race, and the Normalization of Prophecy in Early Christianity and Korean and Korean-American Christianity by Jung H. Choi
You Have Become Children of Sarah: Reading 1 Peter 3:1-6 through the Intersectionality of Asian Immigrant Wives, Patriarchy, and Honorary Whiteness by Janette H. Ok
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