This collection of essays concerns the development of contextualized theologies of liberation in Palestine and the indigenous Palestinian people's struggle for justice and liberation. The work is innovative because of its inclusion of indigenous perspectives within its remit and the introduction of new concepts such as civil liberation theology. The collection offers other ways to look at biblical discourses and their impact on the ongoing conflict, ways to live peace, ways to be ethical when visiting these conflicted lands, understandings of resource ethics, and even a new way to understand how we approach our understanding of liberation theology. Contributors include well-known scholars from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Palestinian-Israeli, Indian, American, and British contexts. This work goes beyond standard academic collections. It is aimed not only at scholars and students but also at peace activists and policymakers. It should be of use not only in academic courses but also for practitioners of conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"This is an exceptional collection of cutting-edge essays that challenge the traditional theologies and ideologies of Christian Zionism and contemporary political Zionism. Drawing upon feminist and other liberation theologies, as well as secular political analysis, readers will be rewarded by the profound analysis of these exceptional authors." --Donald E. Wagner, National Program Director, Friends of Sabeel: North America
Nur Masalha Lisa Isherwood
Nur Masalha is Director of the Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project at St Mary's University College, England. He is the editor of Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal. His recent books include: The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory (2013); The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory (2012); The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel (2007).
Prof Lisa Isherwood is Director of the Institute of Theological Partnerships, University of Winchester, UK. She has authored or edited 20 books including Radical Otherness (2013), The Power of Erotic Celibacy (2007), The Fat Jesus: Feminist Explorations in Boundaries and Transgressions (2007). She is an executive editor of the international journal Feminist Theology.