IndexAaboe, Asger98nAhmed, Sara79, 82Akper, Godwin I.52n3, 68Alcoff, Linda M.8, 54–56, 80–81, 88Alcoff, Linda M. and Mohanty, Chandra13Ammermann, Nancy35, 36–37Analects111, 111n5, 112, 112n8ancestral worship46–47Anderson, Allan37nAnderson, Benedict71nAnderson, Elizabeth19Ariarajah, Wesley46Asad, Talal44–45ASEAN72, 72nAsia as Method4–5inter-referencing76–77reflexivity20reflexivityAsian Economic CrisiseconomicAsian Values Discourse74–76, 74n5, 111, 188reverse-Orientalism75Aśoka, King150–152, 153, 154–155, 181n3Aśokāvadāna150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 157Avalos, Hector54Banazak, Gregory and Reyes Ceja, Luis5n, 193Baratham, Gopal135, 136, 137, 139Barr, James35–36, 35n10, 36n, 48Barr, Michael75, 99, 104, 104nBarr, Michael and Skrbiš, Zlatko43n21, 99Barton, John10n9, 14n12, 57–63, 57n, 58n, 107, 147, 148–149, 168Bevans, Stephen3, 3n4Bible14–18coloniser’s text5, 21dangerous14–18, 20, 83, 175, 179domestication4, 15–16, 17, 67, 175in Asia,66, 66n, 74n4neo-coloniser’s text177scandal17, 83, 179site of struggle178–179uncanny15–16, 179(un)problematic Bible49, 177, 186hermeneutics, biblicalbiblical scholar10n10, 11, 21, 54, 55and Asia12, 31–33, 51as civil servants14, 14n12, 16, 49, 53public intellectualbiblical studies7, 16, 28–29, 54, 56, 120, 187, 191contextual4, 65, 67–68historical criticism30, 54ntraditional historical criticismhermeneutics, biblicalBilgrami, Akemi134Boer, Roland96n6, 101, 101n14, 101n15, 101n16Boone, Kathleen34, 35, 36nBosch, David5Bowen, John R.72Brenner, Athalya4Brown, Judith M.134Brueggemann, Walter50BuddhismDharma151, 152dream theories153n, 154n15karma154, 155, 155nPindola Bharadavaja156Samudra156–157sangha151, 153Upagupta154, 156–157Bullock, Nathan97Butler, Sally96n7capitalismneocolonialismCarreiro, Daniel R.111Carroll, Robert15–17, 83, 175Chan, Mark31, 31nChen, Kuan Hsing4, 20, 70, 72, 73, 74–77, 77nChen, Li Fu111Cheng, Vincent103, 135, 136, 138, 139Chia, Philip12, 109, 173Chong, Terence37, 38, 39, 39n, 44n26, 74n5, 75Chong, Terence and Hui, Yew Foong37, 38Choo, Lak Yeow30Chow, Rey73nChua, Beng Huat40n, 41, 42, 42n18, 74n5, 75, 99nClammer, John27–28Clines, David29n3Code, Lorraine53n4Collins, John107, 109, 124–126, 125n3, 129, 148colonialism5n, 12, 28, 70, 109, 190,modern/colonial world systemConfucianism12, 74, 74n5, 75, 112, 113Confucius110–114, 112n6, 112n7, 112n8, 181n3conscientisation52n1framework53, 70, 87, 186contextualism3–9, 20–21, 28, 53, 69–70, 176, 187–188contextual vs cognitive valuesobjectivity in biblical interpretationgeocolonial, historical materialist category4, 87inter-contextual5–7, 14, 20–21, 70, 73, 186intersubjectivity6, 17, 53, 70intra-contextual7–9, 14, 17, 20–21, 70, 77, 186polyphonic contextualism5, 7, 121spaces of intelligibility8, 16, 17, 143, 178, 180, 181spaces of intelligibility and spaces of marginality7–8, 79, 81, 121, 171, 179, 180, 183, 186spaces of marginality8, 13, 70, 121, 178, 180, 185dialogue, epistemic, kaleidoscopic consciousnessconversation29, 45, 61, 187dialogueframework73–74, 77, 83, 84, 186court tales92ncourt conflict tales92, 123court contest tales92The Disgrace and Rehabilitation of a Minister172, 176traditional historical criticismCox, Harvey41, 44–45Davids, T. W. Rhys154n14, 154n15Davies, Philip14, 108, 173decolonial5, 5n, 193–194vs postcolonial193–194contextualism, dialogue, modern/colonial world systemdeferred eschatology148dialogue3, 20, 65, 68, 70, 78, 177border gnosis83nconstructive difference80dialogical imagination87, 111, 139exteriority/face78–79infinity, Lévinas, Emmanuel, totalityfusion of horizons8, 81, 81nmonotopic vs pluritopic80, 81, 177multicentric dialogue21, 23, 82, 84, 85–87, 179, 180, 186, 188epistemicdiscursive imperialism54–56, 79, 88, 183–184Douglas, Mary120n18dreams144–145dreams and visions145n4, 153n, 154n15Buddhismdreams in the Ancient Near East96n7,ideologydreams of disenfranchised149, 160–161, 165, 173, 184Dube, Musa5, 65Dussel, Enrique78Eagleton, Terry14, 14n11economicAsian economic crisis1, 30, 99neconomic ethic172economic pragmatism75,ideologynetwork of economic power94, 100–102theoeconomics101neocolonialismempire93, 95, 164–165, 173ambivalence137–138, 151Babylonian95, 96, 98, 101, 144–145National Educationnetworks of power93–94ideology, economic, military, politicalPersian96, 98, 99, 101Seleucid96, 102–103, 127epistemicepistemic advantage19, 87, 175, 177epistemic friction21, 82, 84, 87, 188epistemic terrain53, 53n4, 67, 69, 77, 82, 83n, 186–187epistemic vices18–19, 82, 176, 182, 188epistemic violence6, 32, 82epistemic virtues18–19, 82, 175, 188Eurocentric29, 73, 73nEvers, Georg86everyday religion52, 52n2Fanon, Frantz190feministfeminist standpoint theories29, 60–62, 81intersectionality66white feminist discourse66–67, 67n16, 79hermeneutics, biblicalFewell, Dana Nolan107, 120n19, 127, 128, 129n6, 147–148Flannery-Dailey, Frances96n7folded together with53, 87, 142, 169, 175, 179, 182food offered to idols107Ford, David12, 45Freire, Paulo52n1Freud, Sigmund15–16Gadamer, Hans8, 81, 81nGandhi, Mahatma130, 131n, 132, 134, 181n3Hind Swaraj131, 132Satyagraha/nonviolent resistance131, 132–133, 132n13, 134Giddens, Anthony54Glass, Zipporah100, 101n14Global North and Global South2, 2nGoh, Beng Lan72, 73Goh, Daniel33, 37, 38, 39Goh, Robbie37Goldingay, John106, 107, 110, 124, 125, 126, 126n, 128, 129, 147, 148–149Goldstone, Jack A. and Haldon, John F.93, 101n14Gordon, Lewis54Gottwald, Norman95Gramsci, Antonio9–10, 42–43, 64n12Habicht, Christian102–103, 103n17Hall, Stuart7Haraway, Donna60Harding, Sandra60Heaton, Eric103n17, 107hermeneutics, biblicalcritical-scientific-modern paradigm28, 28n, 63n11cultural-hermeneutic-postmodern paradigm63n11emancipatory-radical democratic paradigm63, 63n11feminist18, 20, 22, 30, 56, 63n11, 65, 66, 81feministliberation11, 18, 22, 56, 63n11, 64, 64n13, 65, 66, 68, 176postcolonial18, 22, 32n, 56, 63n11, 65, 66religious-the*logical-scriptural paradigm63, 63n11Bible, traditional historical criticismHerodotus125Hill, Michael75, 104Hill, Michael and Lian, Kwen Fee40n, 42, 42n18, 43n21, 74n5home1–3, 8, 73, 189–190horizon81nfusion of horizonsdialogueHuang, Po Ho30Humphreys, W. Lee92, 92n, 108Hwa, Yung30, 31, 32identityidentity formation12, 13, 20, 71, 143, 186, 188identity politics12–14, 52n2, 84, 180ideologydreams96–97dreamsideology of economic pragmatism42–43, 49, 97–98, 104ideology of objectivityobjectivity in biblical interpretationnetwork of ideological power93–94, 95–98, 158Ileto, Reynaldo73infinity78totality and infinityinter-referencingAsia as MethodintersubjectivitycontextualismJefferess, David132, 133, 134Jenco, Leigh74Josh, Bhagwan150Joyce, Paul12Kafka, Franz15kaleidoscopic consciousness19, 23, 84, 183Kamaludeen114–115, 114n11,King, Victor72Koh, Adeline76n8Koyama, Kosuke78–82Kunāla152, 153–154Kwan, Simon3n4, 46,Kwok, Pui Lan1, 29, 66, 67n16,kyriarchy28LaCocque, André109Lau, Siew Mei135, 137–138, 139learning to learn from below87, 188Lee, Archie C. C.12, 46, 66nLee, Moonjang29, 50Lee, Terence98Lévinas, Emmanuel77–78, 187liberation4, 19, 179hermeneutics, biblicalLim, Johnson T. K.32nLim, Stephen Chin Ming69, 76n7, 172, 187, 188Lin, Yutang110–114Lipton, Diana96–97, 96n7locus of enunciation20, 73, 77, 83, 83n, 84, 85–86, 186Loh, Jacqueline43Longino, Helen61–62, 61nLorde, Audre1, 60Lugones, Maria16, 120–122, 169, 171, 180Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act43, 44Malay minorities42n19, 86, 114–115, 115n13, 178–179, 184halal114, 116–117Malay problem114, 114n11tudung114, 117Sa’at, AlfianMann, Micahel17, 93–95, 99, 102Marsden, George34Marxist Conspiracy42, 42n20, 103–104, 135, 136–137detention cells135–137, 139fear138–139moral panic104Cheng, Vincent, political prisoners, Teo, Soh LungMcKee, Robert158n19Medina, Jose5, 7, 18–20, 20–21, 82, 83, 84Mignolo, Walter6–7, 20, 68, 80, 82n, 193–194Mignolo, Walter and Tlostanova, Madina83n, 194militaryconcentrated-coercive102network of military power94, 102–103state terror102, 128modern/colonial world system5–7, 8, 11, 13, 17, 63, 67n17, 68, 73, 76, 81, 177, 180, 186, 188colonial difference6, 69, 80, 83ncolonial matrix of power6coloniality of power6, 13Mohanty, Chandra12–13Montgomery, James107, 125n2, 148Moore, Stephen and Rivera, Mayra189Moore, Stephen and Sherwood, Yvonne14, 14n12, 16, 53, 54n, 82Morrison, Kathleen93multiculturalism40–41, 46–47Nadar, Sarojini68Nandy, Ashis133, 134Narayan, Uma79National Education99–100, 99nBabylonian education98–99, 109nationalism73, 74, 187Asian Values Discourse, identitynativism74, 76, 77, 187privilege, identityneo-colonialism41–42(un)problematic capitalism49–50, 101, 172–175, 186Newsom, Carol92, 106, 109, 121n, 128, 129n6, 130n, 167Nkrumah, Kwame41Noegel, Richard96n7, 146n4nonspecialist readersreadersobjectivity in biblical interpretation57, 59, 187cognitive vs contextual modes of inquiry61–62difffusion of power61nideology of objectivity62positivism59weak objectivity61weak objectivity vs strong objectivity60white male gaze60–61O’Flaherty, Wendy Doniger154, 154n14, 154n15Oppenheim, Adolf96n7ordinary reader4, 52n3in Asia66Pace, Sharon109, 127Panikkar, Raimundo80, 83Parekh, Bhiku75Patke, Rajeev72Pieris, Aloysius66nplanet, the189subalternpluriversality82n, 194politicalnetwork of political power94, 98–100political prisoners8, 184Marxist ConspiracyPoon, Michael30, 32–33Portier-Young, Anathea102–103, 103n17postcolonial3n4, 5, 18, 21, 41decolonial, hermeneutics, biblicalpraxis11accommodate172, 174resist173, 174transformative praxis11–12, 186withdraw173, 174epistemic, resistanceprivilege7–9, 17, 55, 85, 87, 175, 188Chinese privilege76white privilege76Protestant Fundamentalism34, 49, 76dispensationalism36, 36nhistory of,34–35Pentecostalism37n12sociology36Singaporepublic10–11, 28public of the academy10, 28–29public of the church11Protestant Fundamentalismpublic of society10Singaporepublic intellectual9–14organic intellectual9–10scholar-official12traditional intellectual9–10Pyper, Hugh17, 83Quijano, Anibal5–6, 17, 53Rahim, Lily Zubaidah115n12Ramakrishna, Kumar44readers53n5nonspecialist readers52, 52n3, 53, 65–66specialist readers4, 54n, 65–66ordinary readerreflexivity20, 61, 62, 84, 119n, 188epistemic, privilegeReiner, Erica98republic of many voices19resistance8literature, accommodationist167, 168, 171, 172literature, resistance167, 169, 171, 173, 176, 181logic of impurity121, 141–142, 171, 174, 175logic of purity16, 120, 140–141, 164, 169, 179, 180, 181privileged vantage point122, 180ritual defilement107socio-political108praxisRivera, Mayra79, 80Rowland, Christopher and Corner, Mark12Rowlands, Michael101n14Sa’at, Alfian115–119Said, Edward9–10Samartha, Stanley29, 29n4, 46Schäfer, Peter101n16Schniedewind, William M.98nSchreiter, Robert3Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth19, 20, 28–29, 28n, 63, 63n11, 66, 67scientism28–29, 31, 48, 51, 59, 76secularisation43–45secularism41, 43–45muscular secularism44(un)problematic secularism50, 169–170, 186See-Judge-Act67–68Segovia, Fernando4Seow, Choon Leong107, 108, 109, 110, 129, 147Sharpe, Leslie and Gopinathan S.99–100, 99nSherwin-White, Susan and Kuhrt, Amelie95, 96Shipley, Graham103, 103n17Sima Qian110SingaporeAWARE saga44n26casinos39, 39n, 97Catherine Lim affair98history of,27–28, 27nhomosexuality39, 39nin networks of knowledge production13out of bound (OB) markers98public of academy in Singapore29–33public of church in Singapore33–34, 37–40public of society in Singapore42–43, 43–44, 46–47success108, 117–118theology of success39–40, 49ideology, Malay minorities, Marxist Conspiracy, National Education, political prisoners, public, secularismSingapore Dreaming158–160Sinopoli, Carla95, 98Smith-Christopher, Daniel L.108, 109, 127–128, 129, 131, 133, 134, 147, 149, 150, 184nSong, Angeline32nSong, Choan Seng74n4Southeast Asia, Area Studies72Spivak, Gayatri13, 53, 64, 64n12, 87, 94n5, 181, 188–189Strong, John150, 150n, 151n11, 151n12, 152, 154subaltern64, 64n12, 69, 178, 189, 190planet, theSugirtharajah, Rasiah S.5, 30–32, 39, 46, 64–65, 64n13, 66, 176Sullivan, Shannon73nSumegi, Angela154, 154n15Suratman, Suriani115n11Szanton, David72Tambiah, Stanley151Tan, Kenneth P.39nTan Kenneth P. and Lee, Gary J. J.39nTan, Nancy30, 38Tan, Yak Hwee32nTeo, Soh Lung135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140Thanapal, Sangeeta76, 76n7, 76n8theological education29–33Thio, Li Ann47Thiong’O, Ngugi W.82Tong, Chee Kiong42n19, 46–47totality and infinity78, 80totality187Towner, W. Sibley126Tracy, David10–12, 17, 63traditional historical criticism3n3, 6–7, 57–59, 57nform criticism59, 96n7, 176court talesliterary competence57plain sense10n9, 58source criticism58–59, 108two-staged57Treanor, Brian78nTu, Weiming12, 112, 113, 113n8Tucker, Vincent41Ukpong, Justin178Van De Mieroop, Marc98Wallerstein, Immanuel93, 101n14Wang, Hui71nWeber, Max94Weinberg, Joel101n14West, Gerald4, 52n3, 65–66, 67–68West, the7Wiseman, Donald J.95, 98Wong, Gordon108, 126, 147, 168, 168n2, 172Wong, Melissa W.40nWoo, Yen Yen158world systems93Wylie, Alison19Yao, Xinzhong111, 113Young, J. T.95, 98Young, Robert41Young, Serinity154, 154n14, 154n15Žižek, Slavoj161n