Drifting homes

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Abstract

The Pacific Islands are drifting and eroding under climate change and Pasifika people and customs are drifting, through migration and remigration. To do biblical studies in such situations requires one to confront the foreignness of biblical criticism, the illusion of reader's control, and the drifting nature of space, people and cultures. This chapter adds a Pasifika voice to those that call for the decolonizing of the tasks of biblical interpretation and their resulting cultures, with an emphasis on how to do (referring to attitude and personality rather than methodology) biblical studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture of the biblical past
Subtitle of host publicationEnvisioning biblical studies on a global key
EditorsRoland Boer, Fernando Segovia
Place of PublicationAtlanta
PublisherSBL Press
Chapter13
Pages195-206
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781589837041
ISBN (Print)9781589837034
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameSemeia studies
Number66

Keywords

  • Biblical criticism
  • Climate change
  • Island hermeneutics
  • Pasifika

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