Bible Studies

Exegesis/Hermeneutics/Biblical Criticism Titles from Liberation, Postcolonial, Contextual and Majority World scholars.

Biblical Studies, Commentaries, Hermeneutics:



The Bible and Liberation: Political and Social Hermeneutics
eds. Norman K. Gottwald & Antoinette Clark Wire. 1976: Community for Religious Research and Education

Anti-Covenant: Counter-Reading Women’s Lives in the Hebrew Bible
ed. Mieke Bal. 1989: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Supplement Series, 81: Bible and Literature Series, No. 22)

Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World
ed. R.S. Sugirtharajah. 1991: Orbis Books [Amazon]

The Bible and Liberation: Political and Social Hermeneutics (updated)
eds. Norman K. Gottwald & Richard A. Horsley. 1993: Orbis Books [Amazon] [Table of Contents]

A Feminist Companion to the Bible [Series, see Titles below under Biblical Books]
ed. Athalya Brenner. Sheffield Academic Press [Amazon]

Reading from This Place: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in Global Perspective
eds. Fernando F. Segovia & Mary Ann Tolbert. 1995: Fortress Press [Amazon]

Brenner, Athalya & Carole Fontaine [eds.]: A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible: Methods and Strategies [Series: Feminist Companion to the Bible]. 1997: Sheffield Academic Press [Amazon]

Reading the Bible in the Global Village: Capetown
Justin S. Upkong; Musa W. Dube; Gerald O. West; Alpheus Masoga; Norman K. Gottwald; Jeremy Punt ; Tinyiko S. Maluleke & Vincent L. Wimbush. 2002: Society of Biblical Literature (SBL Series: “Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship”, No. 3) [Amazon]

Reading the Bible in the Global Village: Helsinki
Heikki Räisänen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, R. S. Sugirtharajah, Krister Stendahl, and James Barr. 2002: Society of Biblical Literature (SBL Series: “Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship”) [Amazon]

Elusions of Control: Biblical Law on the Words of Women
ed. Jione Havea. 2003: Semeia 41 [Amazon]

Yet with a Steady Beat: Contemporary U.S. Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation
ed. Randall C. Bailey, 2003: Semeia 42 [Amazon]

Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible
ed. Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, 2003: Semeia 44 [Amazon]

New Testament Masculinities
eds. Stephen D. Moore and Janice Capel Anderson, 2003: Semeia 45

Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Southern Africa
ed. Jonathan A. Draper, 2003: Semeia 46

Feminist Interpretation of the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation
eds. Silvia Schroer and Sophia Bietenhard. 2003: Sheffield Academic Press 

Global Bible Commentary
ed. Daniel Patte. 2004: Abingdon

Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Interdisciplinary Intersections
eds. Stephen D. Moore & Fernando F. Segovia. 2005: T&T Clark

The Postcolonial Biblical Reader
ed. R.S. Sugirtharajah. 2006: Blackwell Publishing

Reading Other-wise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with their Local Communities
ed. Gerald O. West. 2007: Society of Biblical Literature

A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings
eds. Fernando F. Segovia and R.S. Sugirtharajah. 2009: T&T Clark

They Were All Together In One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism
eds. Randall C. Bailey, Tat-siong Beny Liew and Fernando F. Segovia. 2009: Society of Biblical Literature

Empire in the New Testament
eds. Porter, Stanley E. & Cynthia Long Westfall. 2011: Wipf and Stock

Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretation
eds. Musa W. Dube, Andrew M. Mbuvi, and Dora Mbuwayesango. 2012: Society of Biblical Literature (SBL Series: “Global Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship”, No. 13)

Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematics, Objectives, Strategies
eds. Lozada Jr., Francisco and Fernando F. Segovia. 2014: Society of Biblical Literature

Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis: Political Exegesis for a New Day
ed. Bruce Worthington. 2015: Fortress Press

Psychoanalytic Mediations Between Marxist and Postcolonial Readings of the Bible
eds. Tat-siong Benny Liew and Erin Runions. 2016: Society of Biblical Literature


Biblical Hermeneutics and Black Theology in South Africa
Itumeleng J. Mosala. 1989: Eerdmans

Contextual Bible Study
Gerald O. West. 1993: Cluster Publications

Biblical Hermeneutics of Liberation: Modes of Reading the Bible in the South African Context
Gerald O. West. 1995: Orbis Books & Cluster Publications

Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World
Kwow Pui-Lan. 1995: Orbis Books

The Bible in African Christianity
Hannah W. Kinoti & John M. Waliggo. 1997: Acton Publishers

Feminist Interpretation: The Bible in Women’s Perspective
Luise Schottroff, Silvia Schroer & Marie-Theres Wacker. 1998: Fortress Press

The Academy of the Poor: Towards a Dialogical Reading of the Bible
Gerald O. West. 1999: Sheffield Academic Press

Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible
Musa W. Dube. 2000: Chalice Press

The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters
R.S. Sugirtharajah. 2001: Cambridge University Press

Reframing Her: Biblical Women in Postcolonial Focus
Judith E. McKinley. 2004: Sheffield Phoenix Press

Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism
Tikva Frymer-Kensky. 2006: The Jewish Publication Society

Last Stop Before Antarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism in Australia
Roland Boer. 2008: Society of Biblical Literature (Series: Semeia Studies, No. 64)

Readings From the Edges: The Bible and People On the Move
Jean-Pierre Ruiz. 2011: Orbis

Exploring Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: History, Method, Practice
R.S. Sugirtharajah. 2012: Wiley-Blackwell


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