Multiracial Resources for Interpreting the Bible

There is a wonderful and confronting new article by Dr. Wongi Park that addresses one of the perennial problems of biblical studies—that is the problem of white hegemony. White methods, sources, approaches, and scholars dominate the academic interpretation of the Bible. Now, as I say to all my students, there is nothing wrong with being white and using Eurocentric methods to interpret the Bible. The problem arises when the white way of interpreting the Bible becomes the universal way to understand those scriptures. Biblical interpretation just becomes another colonizing force.

One way of combating this lopsided approach to interpreting the Bible is by attending to multiracial interpretations of the Bible, to perspectives outside of white/eurocentric discourse.

One thing that I wanted to do as an aid to you readers was to reproduce the really helpful bibliography offered by Dr. Park for those who wouldn’t normally have access to his article. I’m grateful to Dr. Park for providing us with such a rich and helpful current list of multiracial biblical scholarship. I’ve tried to provide links directly to publishers for you to purchase/access the resources for you and your communities. Bon appétit.

For recent and representative works in Africana biblical interpretation, see:

For recent and representative works in Asian American biblical interpretation, see:

For recent and representative works in Indigenous biblical interpretation, see:

For recent and representative works in Islander biblical interpretation, see:

For recent and representative works in Latinx American biblical interpretation, see:


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