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A Postcolonial African American Re-reading of Colossians

Identity, Reception, and Interpretation under the Gaze of Empire

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Part of the Postcolonialism and Religions book series (PCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Introduction

    1. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 1-4
  3. The People of Colossae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-8
    2. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 23-39
    3. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 41-55
  4. The Enslaved Africans of North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-60
    2. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 61-66
  5. Re-Reading Colossians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-107
    2. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 109-122
    3. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 123-137
    4. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 139-154
    5. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 155-168
    6. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 169-175
    7. Annie Tinsley
      Pages 177-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-234

About this book


Written from an African American perspective, this work depicts the presentation of the gospel message to the first-century community of Colossae, their reception of it comparative to the presentation and reception of the same to the enslaved Africans of North America particularly in the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries.


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About the authors

Annie Tinsley is an Assistant Professor of New Testament at Shaw University Divinity School

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