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Reading Ezra 9–10 Tu'a-wise: Rethinking Biblical Interpretation in Oceania
by Nasili Vaka'uta
SBL Press, 2011
Paper: 978-1-58983-620-4 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-621-1
Library of Congress Classification BS1355.52.V35 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 222.70608999482

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

An alternative approach to biblical interpretation from a Tongan standpoint



In Reading Ezra 9–10 Tu'a-wise, Nasili Vaka'uta establishes a theoretical framework for reading that is informed by Tongan cultural perspectives—in this case the “eye-/I-s” of a Tongan commoner (tu’a). She applies a methodology for analysis of biblical texts based on the established theoretical framework and tests the methodology on Ezra 9–10. The book emphasizes contextualizing the task of biblical interpretation (using contextual or specifically indigenous categories of analysis) rather than contextualizing the Bible (applying the insights from one’s reading to one’s situation).

Features



  • Oceanic way of reading the Biblical texts

  • Critical engagement with contextual biblical interpretation

  • Practice-based interpretation


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