"What does global biblical studies look like in the early decades of the twenty-first century, and what new directions may be discerned? Profound shifts have taken place over the last few decades as voices from the majority of the globe have begun and continue to reshape and relativize biblical studies. With contributors from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America, this volume is a truly global work, offering surveys and assessments of the current situation and suggestions for the future of biblical criticism in all corners of the world."--Back cover.
Introduction: The futures of biblical pasts -- Part 1, Africa. Biblical interpretation and criticism in neocolonial Africa : challenges, conceptualizations, and needs in the twenty-first century / Israel Kadmuzandu -- Beyond the "ordinary reader" and the "invisible intellectual" : pushing the boundaries of contextual Bible study discourses / Sarojini Nadar -- Dealing (with) the past and future of biblical studies : a new South African perspective / Jeremy Punt -- Part 2, Asia. Unleashing the power within : the Bible and Dalits / Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon -- For a better future in Korean biblical studies : dialoguing with myself in a different context / Yong-Sung Ahn -- Biblical studies in a rising Asia : an Asian perspective on the future of the biblical past / Philip Chia -- Part 3, Europe. The future of a nonexistent past : biblical studies in Bulgaria / Milena Korova -- Unity and diversity in Nordic biblical scholarship / Hanna Stenström -- Part 4, Latin America and the Caribbean. Liberation in Latin American biblical hermeneutics / Pablo R. Andiñach -- Paper is patient, history is not : readings and unreadings of the Bible in Latin America (1985-2005) / Nancy Cardoso Pereira -- Liberating the Bible : popular Bible study and its academia allies / Jorge Pixley -- Biblical studies in the Anglo-Caribbean : past, present, and future challenges, opportunities, and possibilities / Gosnell Yorke -- Part 5, Pacific. Drifting homes / Jione Havea -- Braiding the traditions in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Judith E. McKinlay -- Caught in between : Australian biblical studies between Asia, the Pacific, and the West / Roland Boer -- Part 6, North America: Canada and the United States. Reading the Bible in "our home and native land" : exploring some margins and migrations in Canadian biblical studies (through the lens of Psalm 137) / Fiona C. Black -- The virtual Bible / George Aichele --What has been done? What can we learn? : racial/ethnic minority readings of the Bible in the United States / Tat-Siong Benny Liew -- Changing the paradigms : toward a feminist future of the biblical past / Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza -- Cultural criticism : expanding the scope of biblical criticism / Fernando F. Segovia -- Signifying on the fetish: mapping a new critical orientation / Vincent L. Wimbush