By Zhodi Angami

Tribal biblical interpretation is a constructing sector of research that's fascinated by examining the Bible in the course of the eyes of tribal humans. whereas many experiences of analyzing the Bible from the reader's social, cultural and ancient position were made in numerous components of the realm, no thorough examine that provides a coherent and major technique for tribal biblical interpretation has been made.

This booklet is the 1st accomplished paintings that gives an outline of tribal biblical interpretation and exhibits its software through creating a lucid interpreting of Matthew's infancy narrative from a tribal reader's point of view. utilizing reader-response feedback as his fundamental procedure, Zhodi Angami brings his tribal context of North East India into dialog with Matthew's account of the start of Jesus. in view that tribal humans of North East India see themselves as residing below 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, overlooked, belittled or forgotten. Tribal biblical interpretation offered right here follows a means of dialog among tribal worldview and Matthew's narrative. one of these technique 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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