African and European readers of the Bible in dialogue : in quest of a shared meaning / edited by Hans de Wit and Gerald O. West.
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|Subject:||Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Africa > Congresses.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Europe > Congresses.
Theology > Africa > Congresses.
Theology > Europe > Congresses.
- ISBN: 9789047442400
- ISBN: 9047442407
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 433 pages) : illustrations.
- Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2008.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.