By Zhodi Angami
This ebook is the 1st complete paintings that gives an outline of tribal biblical interpretation and exhibits its software via creating a lucid studying of Matthew's infancy narrative from a tribal reader's viewpoint. utilizing reader-response feedback as his basic strategy, Zhodi Angami brings his tribal context of North East India into dialog with Matthew's account of the start of Jesus. given that tribal humans of North East India see themselves as residing lower than colonial rule, a tribal reader sees Matthew's textual content as a story that actively resists and subverts imperial rule. Likewise, the tribal event of dwelling on the margins conjures up a tribal reader to examine the narrative from the bottom, from the point of view of these who're sidelined, neglected, belittled or forgotten. Tribal biblical interpretation offered right here follows a means of dialog among tribal worldview and Matthew's narrative. this kind of strategy animates the textual content for the tribal reader and makes the biblical narrative not just extra intelligible to the tribal reader yet permits the textual content to talk on to the tribal context.
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Tribals, Empire and God: A Tribal Reading of the Birth of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel by Zhodi Angami