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

Contributor(s): Wit, Hans de, 1949- | West, Gerald O.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies on religion in Africa: 32.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 433 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047442400 (electronic bk.); 9047442407 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Africa -- Congresses | Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Europe -- Congresses | Theology -- Africa -- Congresses | Theology -- Europe -- Congresses | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- Quotations | Bibel | Hermeneutik | Stellenbosch <2006> | Afrika | Europa | ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African and European readers of the Bible in dialogue.DDC classification: 220.6096 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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
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Result of a conference held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. The debate : an hermeneutical overview -- pt. 2. Methodological insights -- pt. 3. Exegesis and context -- pt. 4. Hermeneutics and context.

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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

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