Week 6 – Sugirtharajah: Rahab Says hello to Judith; Dube

That colonialism and patriachalism are both oppressive, both inextricably tied, and yet not synonymous was brought out in a most excellent discernment process in this text.  The manner with which she used Judith as an woman who fought against imperialism yet succumbed to the paternity around her made me sad at the end.  “No!  You’ve got to offer your wisdom and feedback and direction to those around you!”  Of course, as a reader of Scripture and desire to a faithful reading, Judith is not contained within the Biblical text outside the Apocrypha/Dueteriocanical texts.  Perhaps that is because of the geographic, political, and historical discrepancies therein.  That does not mean, however, that her reading of it is invalid, or that the book itself loses value in the post-colonial feminist reading.

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~ by Brian Shope on November 1, 2007.

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