Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration

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Efrain Agosto, Jacqueline Hidalgo
The Bible and Cultural Studies
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , October
     209 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book examines the conjunction between migration and biblical texts with a focus on Latinx histories and experiences. Essays reflect upon Latinxs, the Bible, and migration in different ways: some consider how the Bible is used in the midst of, or in response to, Latinx experiences and histories of migration; some use Latinx histories and experiences of migration to examine Biblical texts in both First and Second Testaments; some consider the “Bible” as a phenomenological set of texts that respond to and/or compel migration. Cultural, literary, and postcolonial theories inform the analysis, as does the exploration of how migrant groups themselves scripturalize their biblical and cultural texts.

  • Examines the intersection of migration and blibical texts, as informed by Latinx history and experience
  • Brings new voices to the field of interpretation and migration
  • Explores how Latinx history can provide insights into the Bible and other ancient texts
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Efraín Agosto is Professor of New Testament Studies at New York Theological Seminary.

 Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion at Williams College.



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