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Dr. Mbuvi Publishes Book on African Biblical Interpretations

Postcolonial Perspectives Book CoverSeptember 6, 2012 – Dr. Mbuvi, associate professor of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at the Shaw University Divinity School, is co-editor of Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations. Published by the Society of Biblical Literature, the book was also co-edited by Musa W. Dube and Dora R. Mbuwayesango.

This volume of Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations foregrounds biblical interpretation within the African history of colonial contact, from North Atlantic slavery to the current era of globalization. It details the struggle for justice and of hybrid identities from multifaceted contexts, where the Bible co-exists with African indigenous religions, Islam, and other religions. The book also critically examines the interaction of biblical texts with African people and their cultures within a postcolonial framework. Each contributor employs a unique viewpoint, including the feminist/womanist, postcolonial, Afrocentric, social engagement, creative writing, reconstruction and HIV/AIDS perspectives.

Dr. Mbuvi is also the author of Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter and several articles and essays in journals and books. Musa W. Dube is a Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana. Dora R. Mbuwayesango is the George E. and Iris Battle Professor of Old Testament Languages and Literature at Hood Theological Seminary.

Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations sells for $59.95 and can be purchased online at