Re: [John_Lit] Post Colonialism, Jeff?
> Thanks, Jeff, this is helpful. While the impact of a text need not dependAre they really "counter-colonial?" Or just trying to impose a different kind of colonialism?
> on what an earlier author intended to convey, it strikes me that
> counter-colonialism is a very appropriate way to read John and the other
> gospels as well.
> With the Roman presence in the background and theI would rather say, we should find ways to read the FG in "counter-colonial" ways, and I think that is possible. I wonder what the value
> well-established Jewish presence intermingling with the Johannine
> situation, aspects related to "the world" and its ambivalent stances
> toward the Revealer are especially pertinent.
is of trying to argue a "counter-colonial" intention was the author's purpose. As a rhetorical stance that has certain value with some
scholars and religious traditions, but a postcolonial reading doesn't need to work from the [original] "Johannine situation" (see your
earlier comments below).
>Yes, are you going to get back to Bakhtin some time? As you know, I think that is the most productive side of your work--for my money,
> As you know, my work on Bakhtin works with the text in some of these ways.
much more helpful and interesting than trying to prove that the real apostle John in some way stands behind the FG and is arguing with
>Yes, me too. Though I don't know what he is currently working on.
> I like also the work that Daniel Smith-Christopher has been doing with
> indigenous readings of the Bible in the light of exilic communities.
> Paul N. Anderson
> Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies
> George Fox University
> Newberg, OR 97132
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