Contextualising biblical exegesis : what is the African biblical hermeneutic approach?

Show simple item record Nyiawung, Mbengu David 2014-09-11T12:35:12Z 2014-09-11T12:35:12Z 2013-10-28
dc.description This article is an extensive reworking of an article published in the nonaccredited Journal of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary Kumba, Voices from Kumba, 2013, Volume 4, 144−168. en_US
dc.description.abstract This article responded to the question about the right methodology needed for the reconstruction of a viable African Christian theology. It equally contributed an answer to earlier concerns by Appiah-Kubi, Stinton and Nyiawung, who had grappled with an African response to the question of Jesus’ identity: ‘Who do you say I am?’ (Lk 9:20). It also attended to Aben’s remark that Africans contribute minimally to biblical theology especially in the domain of biblical exegesis. Finally, it proposed an African biblical hermeneutic approach, a shift of paradigm from the text, its author as well as its context to the context of the subject of exegesis as a contextual approach of biblical criticism. Three main conclusions emerged from the article, namely, (1) the African context contains enormous potentials that can enhance the understanding and interpretation of biblical texts; (2) from the perspective of biblical interpretation, there is no superior context or culture; and (3) the African biblical hermeneutic approach is a possible route to the development of an authentic African Christian theology. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Nyiawung, M.D., 2013, ‘Contextualising biblical exegesis: What is the African biblical hermeneutic approach?’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #2011, 9 pages. 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2011. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2011
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Reconstruction en_US
dc.subject African Christian theology en_US
dc.subject Jesus en_US
dc.subject Biblical exegesis en_US
dc.title Contextualising biblical exegesis : what is the African biblical hermeneutic approach? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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