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The Bible in Africa : transactions, trajectories, and trends /
edited by Gerald O. West & Musa W. Dube.
imprint
Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2001, c2000.
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xviii, 828 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0391041118
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imprint
Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2001, c2000.
isbn
0391041118
catalogue key
5716811
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gerald O. West: Ph.D. (1990) in Biblical Studies, Sheffield University, is Professor of Biblical Studies in the School of Theology at the University of Natal, South Africa, and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Bible, a joint project between socially engaged biblical scholars and readers of the Bible in poor and marginalised communities. He has published extensively on liberation hermeneutics and African biblical interpretation Musa W. Dube: Ph.D. (1997) in New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University, is a New Testament lecturer in the University of Botswana. She is actively involved in the Circle for Concerned African Women Theologians, where she heads African women biblical research. Her research interests include reading the Bible using post-colonial, feminist, divination and story-telling methods
Reviews
Review Quotes
' This important volume is an attempt to highlight, for a wider readership (and perhaps for biblical scholars working in "the West," in particular), the rich resources for biblical interpretation that have come, and are still coming, from the continent of Africa.'Alistair Wilson, Review of Biblical Literature, 2005' ...this volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in past, present and future trends in African biblical scholarship.'Sarojini Nadar, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 2002.' This is a well-edited and really grand book on the Bible in Africa.'Ype Schaaf, Exchange, 2002.
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Summaries
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This first academic glimpse of the Bible as it is read in Africa and what African biblical scholars are up to explores the myriad ways Africans have made the Bible their own. Replete with diversity and complexity, the essays allow an intertextual conversation within the book to take place. Divided into five main sections, the book includes essays on, among other topics, the historical development of biblical interpretation in Africa, the relationship between African biblical scholarship and scholarship in the West, African resources for reading the Bible, the history and role of vernacular translation in particular African contexts, and the ambiguity of the Bible in Africa. Perhaps of greatest importance to scholars, this book contains the most comprehensive bibliography on the Bible in Africa available in print. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Main Description
This first academic glimpse of the Bible as it is read in Africa and what African biblical scholars are up to explores the myriad ways Africans have made the Bible their own. Replete with diversity and complexity, the essays allow an intertextual conversation within the book to take place. Divided into five main sections, the book includes essays on, among other topics, the historical development of biblical interpretation in Africa, the relationship between African biblical scholarship and scholarship in the West, African resources for reading the Bible, the history and role of vernacular translation in particular African contexts, and the ambiguity of the Bible in Africa. Perhaps of greatest importance to scholars, this book contains the most comprehensive bibliography on the Bible in Africa available in print.This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details."
Main Description
Africa has made the Bible its own. This comprehensive volume explores the many ways in which this took place. Essays by a range of African scholars provide access to resources not readily available outside of the African continent. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Historical and Hermeneutical Perspectives
Developments in Biblical Interpretation in Africa: Historical and Hermeneutical Directionsp. 11
Mapping African Biblical Interpretation: A Tentative Sketchp. 29
Old Testament Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa North of the Limpopo Riverp. 54
New Testament Exegesis in (Modern) Africap. 72
How Al-Mokattam Mountain Was Moved: The Coptic Imagination and the Christian Biblep. 103
The Bible in the Black Diaspora: Links with African Christianityp. 127
Batswakwa: Which Traveller Are You (John 1:1-18)?p. 150
The Limits of Difference: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Redeployment of Biblical Signifiers in A Grain of Wheat and I Will Marry When I Wantp. 163
(South) Africa, Bible, Criticism: Rhetorics of a Visitp. 184
Particular Encounters with Particular Texts
Early Encounters
A Late Seventeenth Century Translation of the Psalms at the Capep. 205
Earliest Southern African Biblical Interpretation: The Case of the Bakwena, Bakololo and Bangwatop. 223
The Role of the Bible in the Rise of African Instituted Churches: The Case of the Akurinu Churches in Kenyap. 236
North East Africa
Cain and Abel in Africa: An Ethiopian Case Study in Competing Hermeneuticsp. 248
West Africa
The Mother of the Ewe and Firstborn Daughter as the "Good Shepherd" in the Cultural Context of the Ewe Peoples: A Liberating Approachp. 260
Pouring Libation to Spirit Powers among the Ewe-Dome of Ghana: An Indigenous Religious and Biblical Perspectivep. 278
Contextual Balancing of Scripture with Scripture: Scripture Union in Nigeria and Ghanap. 292
The Vernacularization of Scripture and African Beliefs: the Story of the Gerasene Demoniac Among the Ewe of West Africap. 311
The Role of the Bible in the Igbo Christianity of Nigeriap. 326
The Use of Psalms in African Indigenous Churches in Nigeriap. 336
East and Central Africa
Cursed Be Everyone Who Hangs on A Tree: Pastoral Implications of Deuteronomy 21:22-23 and Galatians 3:13 in an African Contextp. 350
Nyimbo Za Vijana: Biblical Interpretation in Contemporary Hymns from Tanzaniap. 360
The Bible in Malawi: A Brief Survey of Its Impact on Societyp. 374
Southern Africa
A Setswana Perspective on Genesis 1:1 10p. 384
The Impact of the Bible on Traditional Rain-making Institutions in Western Zimbabwep. 400
The Bishop and the Bricoleur: Bishop John William Colenso's Commentary on Romans and Magema kaMagwaza Fuze's The Black People and Whence They Camep. 415
Comparison and Translation as Transaction
Comparative Studies
Comparative Readings of the Bible in Africa: Some Concernsp. 457
Corporate Personality in Botswana and Ancient Israel: A Religio-Cultural Comparisonp. 474
The Biblical God of the Fathers and the African Ancestorsp. 481
African Perspectives on Poverty in the Hebrew Law Codesp. 490
Ngaka and Jesus as Liberators: A Comparative Readingp. 498
Translation Studies
The Swahili Bible in East Africa from 1844 to 1996: A Brief Survey with Special Reference to Tanzaniap. 511
100 Years of the Luganda Bible (1896 to 1996): A General Surveyp. 524
"Do You Understand What You Are Reading [Hearing]?" (Acts 8:30): The Translation and Contextualization of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 in Chitongap. 538
The Kiswahili Mwana Wa Mtu and the Greek Ho Huios Tou Anthropoup. 557
Redrawing the Boundaries of the Bible in Africa
Africa in the Old Testamentp. 569
Popular Readings of the Bible in Africa and Implications for Academic Readings: Report on the Field Research Carried out on Oral Interpretation of the Bible in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria under the Auspices of the Bible in Africa Project, 1991-94p. 582
Contextual Bible Study in South Africa: A Resource for Reclaiming and Regaining Land, Dignity and Identityp. 595
To Pray the Lord's Prayer in the Global Economic Era (Matt. 6:9-13)p. 611
Bibliography
A Bibliography of the Bible in Africap. 633
Indices
Index of Biblical Referencesp. 801
Index of Namesp. 809
Index of Subjectsp. 818
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