Postcolonial criticism and biblical interpretation by R. S. Sugirtharajah

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Subjects:

  • Bible -- Hermeneutics,
  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Postcolonialism

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-224) and indexes.

Book details

StatementR.S. Sugirtharajah.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS476 .S87 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 231 p. :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3585424M
ISBN 100198752695
LC Control Number2002283853
OCLC/WorldCa48532577

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