A basic guide to reading the Bible from the perspective of the poor, oppressed, and marginalized. This readable and provocative introduction to hermeneutics emphasizes how issues of race, class, and gender influence our reading and understanding. Reading the Bible from the Margins begins where other texts fail to go: with the perspectives of those who society ignores. De La Torre shows how traditional or standard ways of approaching the Bible can be unacceptable to those who are discriminated against, and that the insights and understandings of biblical texts from the margins are enriching and valuable to all readers.
About the Author
Miguel A. De La Torre, a Cuban American, teaches at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO. In addition to serving as president of the Society of Christian Ethics he is author of many articles and books including Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins, Liberating Jonah, and Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration.