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Postcolonialism and Religions

Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment

An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark

Authors: Choi, Jin Young

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Jin Young Choi rereads discipleship in the Gospel of Mark from a postcolonial feminist perspective, developing an Asian and Asian American hermeneutics of phronesis. Colonized subjects perceive Jesus' body as phantasmic. Discipleship means embodying the mystery of this body while engaging with invisible, placeless and voiceless others.

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Jin Young Choi is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and a Louisville Institute fellow. She serves as co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature s Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics group.

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"Hardly any issue is more central to the gospels than the understanding of the structure and vision of discipleship. Jin Young expertly approaches this central topic with a sophisticated theoretical framework of postcolonial feminist biblical criticism and a hermeneutical lens of wisdom (phronesis). This sophisticated and highly readable interpretation of discipleship in the Gospel of Mark is a must read for anyone interested in Markan scholarship and/or postcolonial feminist interpretation. I highly recommend it." - Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, Harvard University, USA

"This study of the Gospel of Mark represents an incisive conjunction of early Christian studies with postcolonial and feminist studies. It advances a postcolonial feminist approach from the particular perspective of the Asian and Asian American context, thereby raising the problematic of ethnic-racial studies as well. The result is a different reading of the dynamics and mechanics involving the characters of Jesus and followers one in which the presence of absence and the voice of silence are highlighted. Markan studies is much the richer for it." - Fernando F. Segovia, Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Vanderbilt University, USA

"Choi argues in this work that the appearance of incomprehension and that of silence in Mark's Gospel are not necessarily negative. She proposes that gendered subalterns and 'linguistic others' like herself, though often silenced in public, do perceive and pass on their understanding through their visceral response, embodied improvisation, and lived truth. This is an invaluable and innovative contribution by an important new voice in New Testament studies." - Tat-siong Benny Liew, Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies, College of the Holy Cross, USA

"This book presents an innovative interpretation of Mark centered on discipleship, body, and mystery in the Roman Empire and draws implications for the present. Choi makes an important contribution to feminist and postcolonial scholarship on the Bible. I highly recommend it." - Kwok Pui-lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality, Episcopal Divinity School, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment
Book Subtitle
An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark
Authors
Series Title
Postcolonialism and Religions
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52610-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137526106
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54154-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
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