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The Bible and Cultural Studies

Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration

Editors: Agosto, Efrain, Hidalgo, Jacqueline M. (Eds.)

  • Examines the intersection of migration and blibical texts, as informed by Latinx history and experience
  • Brings new voices to the field of interpretation and migration
  • Explores how Latinx history can provide insights into the Bible and other ancient texts
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About this book

This book examines the conjunction between migration and biblical texts with a focus on Latinx histories and experiences. Essays reflect upon Latinxs, the Bible, and migration in different ways: some consider how the Bible is used in the midst of, or in response to, Latinx experiences and histories of migration; some use Latinx histories and experiences of migration to examine Biblical texts in both First and Second Testaments; some consider the “Bible” as a phenomenological set of texts that respond to and/or compel migration. Cultural, literary, and postcolonial theories inform the analysis, as does the exploration of how migrant groups themselves scripturalize their biblical and cultural texts.


About the authors

Efraín Agosto is Professor of New Testament Studies at New York Theological Seminary. Previously, he served on the faculty of Hartford Seminary, and directed the Programa de Ministerios Hispanos there. He is the author of Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul (2005) and Corintios, a Spanish-language commentary of 1-2 Corinthians (2008).

 Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion at Williams College. The author of Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (2016), her research examines the power of scriptural imaginaries, narratives, and material cultures in shaping relations of race and gender in the American West.



Reviews

“They have come from Latin America and the Caribbean fleeing drug violence, poverty, political unrest, natural disasters, or in hope of providing a better future for their children. With crushing immigration crises at our border and in our neighborhoods, Christians must turn to Scripture to discern their responsibilities and articulate their voice. We need creative, bold, exploratory theological reflection desde y con nuestra comunidad. This volume offers that. Read, learn, argue, be stretched… get involved!.” (M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Wheaton College, USA)

“Agosto and Hidalgo have compiled an excellent collection of essays on the intersection of biblical interpretation and migration. With a focus on reading the Bible with and about migrants, the volume introduces fresh topics pertaining to gender violence, masculinity, children concerns, and food and environmental issues. Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration is essential reading across a variety of (inter) disciplines, and a timely volume that encourages readers to think more deeply and broadly about migration.” (Lozada Jr., Brite Divinity School, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reading the Bible and Latinx Migrations/the Bible as Text(s) of Migration

    Agosto, Efraín (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • The Bible as Homing Device Among Cubans at Claremont’s Calvary Chapel

    Hidalgo, Jacqueline M.

    Pages 21-42

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  • Gendering (Im)migration in the Pentateuch’s Legal Codes: A Reading from a Latina Perspective

    Pilarski, Ahida Calderón

    Pages 43-66

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  • Channeling the Biblical Exile as an Art Task for Central American Refugee Children on the Texas–Mexico Border

    Cuéllar, Gregory Lee

    Pages 67-88

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  • “Out of Egypt I Called My Son”: Migration as a Male Activity in the New Testament Gospels

    Ruiz, Gilberto A.

    Pages 89-107

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96695-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96694-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration
Editors
  • Efrain Agosto
  • Jacqueline M. Hidalgo
Series Title
The Bible and Cultural Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96695-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96695-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96694-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 209
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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