Authorising “authentic” African readings of the Bible

R285,00

This publication has the intent to affirm and acknowledge the authors’ rootedness and embeddedness in Africa. The aim is to celebrate bodies interacting with South African realities, contexts and communities while reflecting on an authoritative text for many, the Bible. The scholars who contributed to this book are all enthusiastic and passionate readers of this “authoritative” text and their reflections cannot but be penned down and shared.

Authorising “authentic” readings of the Bible: Socially engaged and contextually rooted forms part of the Stellenbosch Theological Reflection series. The aim of this series is to enhance engagement between the ministry of the ecumenical partner churches and the theological research undertaken by the faculty. The faculty’s three discipline groups, Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology (STE), Practical Theology and Missiology (PTM) and Old and New Testament (ONT) in turn contribute to the series.

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SUBTITLE: Socially engaged and contextually rooted

FORMAT: Book

PAGES: 256

SUMMARY: This publication has the intent to affirm and acknowledge the authors’ rootedness and embeddedness in Africa. The aim is to celebrate bodies interacting with South African realities, contexts and communities while reflecting on an authoritative text for many, the Bible. The scholars who contributed to this book are all enthusiastic and passionate readers of this “authoritative” text and their reflections cannot but be penned down and shared.

Authorising “authentic” readings of the Bible: Socially engaged and contextually rooted forms part of the Stellenbosch Theological Reflection series. The aim of this series is to enhance engagement between the ministry of the ecumenical partner churches and the theological research undertaken by the faculty. The faculty’s three discipline groups, Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology (STE), Practical Theology and Missiology (PTM) and Old and New Testament (ONT) in turn contribute to the series.

CONTENT:

  1. The use of socio-scientific criticism in comparative studies in African biblical interpretation: Considerations and strategy – Marius Nel
  2. Context[,] all over[,] again!: A hermeneutical reflection on some feminist receptions in South African Biblical Studies – Louis Jonker
  3. An authentic African reading of Jeremiah 9:15b: The use of לַעֲנָה (wormwood) and מֵי־רֹאשׁ (gall) – Ntozakhe Simon Cezula
  4. Surfing with Jonah: Reading Jonah as a postcolonial trauma narrative – Julie Claassens
  5. “Come out, Lazarus!” Make the circle bigger – Nina Müller van Velden
  6. Death is not in desperate need of resurrection: Reflecting on John 11:25-26 – Peter Nagel
  7. An “authentic” reading of aristesate/eristesan in John 21:12-15 – Siphesihle Mzongwana
  8. A reading of Luke 16:19-31 from an African perspective of the ancestors – Anda Nyondla
  9. In search of an “authentic” reading of οὐ ζητεῖ τὰ ἑαυτῆς (“It is not self-serving”) in 1 Corinthians 13:5 – Vuyani Sindo
  10. Pauline contentment, then, and socio-political sustainability, today – Jeremy Punt
  11. The pedagogy of social positionality: Autoethnographic reflections on teaching the Bible as a white male – Robert Stegmann

EDITORS: Ntozakhe Simon Cezula is senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University, Department of Old and New Testament. Peter Nagel is senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University, Department of Old and New Testament.

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