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Title African and European readers of the Bible in dialogue : in quest of a shared meaning / edited by Hans de Wit and Gerald O. West
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 433 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies of religion in Africa, 0169-9814 ; v. 32
Studies on religion in Africa ; 32
Contents pt. 1. The debate : an hermeneutical overview -- pt. 2. Methodological insights -- pt. 3. Exegesis and context -- pt. 4. Hermeneutics and context
Summary Far too long, the relationship between European and African biblical scholarship has been a non-relationship. Divergent insights into how biblical texts should be interpreted and made fruitful for the current context, cultural differences, colonial past and post-colonial future, radically different social situations - this all made companionship and real interaction difficult. This rich and multilayered volume (result of a Stellenbosch conference 2006) attempts to disclose new modes of dialogue between readers of the Bible from those two worlds. More than twenty theologians from Africa and Euro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Africa -- Congresses.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Europe -- Congresses.
Theology -- Africa -- Congresses.
Theology -- Europe -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author West, Gerald O.
Wit, Hans de, 1949-
LC no. 2008014810
ISBN 9047442407 (electronic bk.)
9789047442400 (electronic bk.)