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African and European readers of the Bible in dialogue : in quest of a shared meaning / edited by Hans de Wit and Gerald O. West.

Wit, Hans de, 1949- (Added Author). West, Gerald O. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Africa > Congresses.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Europe > Congresses.
Theology > Africa > Congresses.
Theology > Europe > Congresses.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047442400
  • ISBN: 9047442407
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 433 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2008.

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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.

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