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The Bible in the World Context : An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics :  An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics - Walter Dietrich

The Bible in the World Context : An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics

An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics

By: Walter Dietrich (Editor), Ulrich Luz (Editor)

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Published: February 2002
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In the West, the Bible is largely read and studied abstractly, without context. This is unfortunate since the meaning and value of Scripture are rooted, first, in the contextual situations of its readers. The West has much to learn from voices in places like Latin America, Africa, and Asia, where people are reading and studying the Bible in direct relation to the often trying circumstances of their daily lives. The Bible in a World Context is an engaging work that offers a fresh look at the subjects of Bible reading and hermeneutics from a global perspective. Three rising scholars representing three distinct geographical regions each contribute to the volume a programmatic essay on hermeneutics and a shorter Bible study on Luke 2:1-20, the account of Jesus' birth. In showing the role that context plays in interpretation, these chapters demonstrate a contextual hermeneutics that brings familiar biblical texts to life in new and important ways.

Prefacep. vii
Three Programmatic Studies in Contextual Hermeneutics
Reading the Bible under a Sky without Starsp. 3
Inculturation Hermeneutics: An African Approach to Biblical Interpretationp. 17
Ego and Self in the New Testament and in Zenp. 33
In Those Days a Decree Was Issued by the Emperor Augustus ...: Three Contextual Bible Studies on Luke 2
A Star Illuminates the Darknessp. 53
The Story of Jesus' Birth (Luke 1-2): An African Readingp. 59
Mary and Mayap. 71
Instead of a Conclusion: Theological Astronomy--a Parablep. 77
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ISBN: 9780802849885
ISBN-10: 0802849881
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: February 2002
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.15