Listening In

A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms

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Listening In
Paperback ISBN: 9780687011940
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Published November 1997

Stephen Breck Reid maintains that every reader of the biblical text views it through the lens of other contexts. That is to say, communal narratives, cultural myths and stories, and the reader's own experiences, influence what we bring to, and take away from, Scripture. Focusing on the Psalms--specifically what the Psalter has to say about what it means to be human--Reid demonstrates that many inadequate and harmful assumptions about the text, especially those drawn from the dominant culture, can be offset by readings from African American and Latino perspectives. Thus Reid draws on recent historical, critical, literary, and rhetorical scholarship of the Psalter, combined with an imaginative reading of African American, Latino, and other non-dominant cultural materials, to provide a compelling glimpse of a multicultural reading of Scripture.

About the Author

Stephen Breck Reid

Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX, starting in the fall of 2008.

2005: Stephen Breck Reid was at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN

2001 STEPHEN B. REID was Professor of Old Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.