By Yong-sung Ahn
Via a cultural research of hegemonic (post)colonial kin, which represent either the narrative international of Luke and the author’s personal studying context —Korea— this examine examines how Luke’s ardour Narrative (19:45-23:56) constructs the space-time of the Reign of God either in contest to and in compliance with that of the Roman Empire. the writer argues that Luke’s colonial kinfolk profoundly complicate the Gospel’s theological views. by means of contesting the verified yet anachronistic dichotomies of politics vs. faith, this international vs. the opposite, and by way of addressing scholarly forget of the colonial collaboration among the Jerusalem management and Rome, this undertaking seeks a holistic manner of interpreting Luke. Ahn’s ebook could be conceived because the first part of a bigger undertaking at the postcolonial interpretation of Luke-Acts in a self-conscious East Asian point of view. Seminary scholars and students, either biblical and East Asian, will locate this booklet valuable.
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4) The memory of anti-colonial nationalism in Asia and Africa might help to politicize the abstract discursivity of some postcolonial theory (Benita Parry). ” See Nairn, The Break-up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-Nationalism. London: New Left Books, 1977), 347–348. 99 Beyond both essentialism and anti-essentialism At the turn of the twenty-ﬁrst century, the problems raised by nationalism and identity politics tended to be addressed in debates between essentialist and anti-essentialist views. A simplistic choice between essentialism and anti-essentialism evades the real issues, because the dominant culture is able to make use of not only the logic of “essential” identity but also of hybridity.
3) Nationalism has a capacity to heal the historical wounds inﬂicted by the “Manichean” structure of a colonial culture that conﬁnes the colonized to a liminal, barely human existence (Fanon). (4) The memory of anti-colonial nationalism in Asia and Africa might help to politicize the abstract discursivity of some postcolonial theory (Benita Parry). ” See Nairn, The Break-up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-Nationalism. London: New Left Books, 1977), 347–348. 99 Beyond both essentialism and anti-essentialism At the turn of the twenty-ﬁrst century, the problems raised by nationalism and identity politics tended to be addressed in debates between essentialist and anti-essentialist views.