Unsettling the Word

Biblical Experiments in Decolonization

by Steve Heinrichs

For generations, the Bible has been employed by settler colonial societies as a weapon to dispossess Indigenous and racialized peoples of their lands, cultures, and spiritualties. Given this devastating legacy, many of these people want nothing to do with it. But is it possible for the exploited and their allies to reclaim the Bible from the dominant powers? Can it serve as an instrument for justice in the cause of the oppressed, and even a nonviolent weapon toward decolonization?

 

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Publisher: Orbis Books

About the Author

Steve Heinrichs is the Director of Indigenous-Settler Relations for the Mennonite Church Canada.


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