Reading In-Between

How Minoritized Cultural Communities Interpret the Bible in Canada

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Néstor Medina, Alison Hari-Singh, HyeRam Kim-Cragg
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , February
     158 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Sheng Ping Guo forthcoming.


This volume presents a tapestry of narratives in which the lived experiences of eight racially minoritized theologians and biblical scholars are woven together to present an interdisciplinary exploration of the direct impact that ethnocultural traditions have in shaping the way people read and interpret the biblical text. Moving beyond traditional approaches to biblical hermeneutics steeped in Euro-normativity, Canadian scholars from Latino/a, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Cree, and AfriCaribbean backgrounds draw on their respective locations to articulate how their communities engage the Bible. Together they show that ethnicity and cultural tradition enrich how different communities weave their life stories with the biblical text in hope of finding wisdom within it. By focusing on questions rooted in their particular traditions, these diverse hermeneutical engagements show narrative to be central to the interpretive task within diverse ethnocultural communities.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Néstor Medina is assistant professor of religious ethics and culture at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto.

Alison Hari-Singh is administrator of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Toronto School of Theology.

HyeRan Kim-Cragg is associate professor of preaching at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto.


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