Week 3, Making the Connections: Postcolonial Studies and Feminist Biblical Interpretations, Kwok Pui-lan

October 15, 2007

This chapter should be required reading for all students who are graduating from Fuller. This may sound a bit sensationalistic, but I do think that this chapter provokes a needed challenge to the conversation about women in the Bible. It was fascinating to learn that postcolonial criticism has only recently (starting in the 1990s) been interacting with the field of biblical studies. Due to this, it is still quite common for biblical interpretation to have an anti-Jewish bias, particularly by placing full blame for the subordination of women found in the Bible on historic Jewish cultural practices. It was quite interesting to learn about the fact that often the Roman Empire’s influence on and encouragement of such practices is excluded from the analysis. I was reminded of the debate and charges of anti-Semitism in the movie “The Passion of the Christ“ as I read this chapter. I was able to understand in greater measure why there were those who were concerned about the way the Jews were unfairly portrayed as fully responsible for Christ’s death.

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One Response to “Week 3, Making the Connections: Postcolonial Studies and Feminist Biblical Interpretations, Kwok Pui-lan”

  1. wess Says:

    Glad you liked this article so much, maybe we can get more fuller to require this text!


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