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Crystal L. Hall

Crystal L. Hall is a PhD candidate in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and an assistant researcher with the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Her research interests include the Pauline corpus, poverty and wealth in the Roman imperial economy, liberationist hermeneutics, and contextual Bible study within contemporary social movements.

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In this volume, Crystal L. Hall, poverty scholar and Ph.D. candidate at Union Theological Seminary, introduces poverty studies and its importance to biblical scholars. She describes specific insights from her direct work with impoverished communities, offering particular examples alongside careful analyses of biblical texts that illustrate the exegetical insights gained from reading with the poor. She turns at last to challenges for the future of biblical interpretation in a world riven by inequality.

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October 1, 2019

In this volume, Crystal L. Hall, poverty scholar and Ph.D. candidate at Union Theological Seminary, introduces poverty studies and its importance to biblical scholars. She describes specific insights from her direct work with impoverished communities, offering particular examples alongside careful analyses of biblical texts that illustrate the exegetical insights gained from reading with the poor. She turns at last to challenges for the future of biblical interpretation in a world riven by inequality.