n Neotestamentica - Tribals, Empire and God: A Tribal Reading of the Birth of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, Zhodi Angami

Volume 53 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0254-8356
  • E-ISSN: 2518-4628


This book represents a developing area of biblical hermeneutics that is concerned with reading the NT from the perspective of tribal people. The book differs from other examples of biblical interpretation in that it uses an eclectic methodology to offer a coherent and concise worldview relevant to the tribal people of North East India, who still see themselves as living under colonial rule. Angami advances his method of NT interpretation to make these tribal people appreciate Matthew’s infancy narrative as one that was written to subvert and resist imperial rule. In the same way, he encourages the marginalised people of North East India to rise up and subvert the colonial rule in their domain.

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