Week 5 – Sugirtharajah: The Implications…of Esther; Mosala

I appreciate the post-colonial voice of reading Esther from the voice of liberation: from Patriarchal-ism, as survival/an subsumed people, and from a feudal/tributary critique.  A reading from the context of South African women, in particular, illuminates the political and social landscape in the midst of the Persian Empire during the exile of the Jews.  We need to give greater voice to these readings and contexts to shape our understanding of the text, at the least, while allowing the Scriptures to inform and shape our incarnation of the truth so as not to oppress those whom we perceive differences in.

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~ by Brian Shope on October 25, 2007.

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