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Eye Of The Storm : Bishop John William Colenso and the Crisis of Biblical Inspiration - Jonathan Draper

Eye Of The Storm

Bishop John William Colenso and the Crisis of Biblical Inspiration

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9780826470904
Number Of Pages: 424

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One hundred years ago Bishop Colenso was excommunicated because of his liberal critical views on the inspiration and authority of the Bible. But while in South Africa he worked strenuously for social and political reform. 2003 will mark the revocation of his excommunication in a ceremony in South Africa and this book commemorates that event. It is divided into sections on African Culture, Bible, Theology and Social History and contains contribution from English, Dutch and South African scholars. It will appeal not only to the biblical scholar and Christian theologian but also to anyone interested in the 19th century conflict of theology and reason and the struggle against colonial exploitation.

"The essays in this volume are an important contribution to Anglican church history and are of great interest for students of the Victorian period and historians of South Africa alike. Important themes ranging from technicalities in Bible translation, criticism, and exegesis are addressed. Interaction and discussion with other theologians is given space in a number of essays, and his relationship with the Zulu community is described and analysed...The volume closes with an excellent bibliographical section compiled by Fiona Bell. But, above all, the authors clear Bishop Colenso's name once and for all of unmerited ridicule and establish him as a major nineteenth century visionary and scholar."
Jan Marten Ivo Klaver, Heythrop Journal

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Colenso's First Attempt at Bible Translation in Zulup. 5
Colenso, John 1.1-18 and the Politics of insider- and Outsider-Translatingp. 29
Bishop Colenso and His Critics: The Strange Emergence of Biblical Criticism in Victorian Britainp. 42
Colenso on Myth or Colenso as Myth: A Response to Timothy Larsenp. 64
Colenso as Seen by Kuenen, and as Known from Colenso's Letters to Kuenenp. 76
Colenso's Commentary on Romans: An Exegetical Assessmentp. 104
Colenso in the World of Nineteenth-Century Intellectual Fermentp. 127
The Pentateuch in Perspective: Bishop Colenso's Biblical Criticism in its Colonial Contextp. 136
Other Times and Other Customs: A Storm in a Victorian Teacup?p. 168
Colenso the Sacramentalistp. 182
Success and Failure of 'Sokululeka': Bishop Colenso and African Educationp. 195
The Class of 1856 and the Politics of Cultural Production(s) in the Emergence of Ekukhanyeni, 1855-1910p. 207
Colenso and the Emergence of an Indigenous Black Clergy in South Africap. 242
A Moment in the 'Long Conversation' between African Religion and Imperial Christianity: William Ngidi and John Colensop. 255
Family and Society
'The Twin Pillars of Heathenism': American Missionaries, Bishop Colenso and Converts in Conflict - Polygamy and Ukulobola in Nineteenth-Century Natal and Zululand, South Africap. 265
John William Colenso and the Enigma of Polygamyp. 293
The Trial of Bishop John William Colensop. 306
'The Bravest Woman I have Ever Known': Francis Colenso (1816-93)p. 326
The Colenso Daughters: Three Women Confront Imperialismp. 345
Bibliography of Colenso's Work and Publications on Colensop. 365
Cumulative Bibliographyp. 392
Index of Authorsp. 411
Index of Subjectsp. 415
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ISBN: 9780826470904
ISBN-10: 0826470904
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st February 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.8  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1