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Third World hermeneutics,
This review is from: The Bible and the Third World: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters (Paperback)
Currently studying a MDiv. at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, my Hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation) teacher recommended me to read this book. I must admit that this book is very interesting as it deals with the history of hermeneutics in the Third World.
In the first part of the book, the author gives us interesting insights on how Christianity entered very early continents such as Asia and Africa without any influence from the traditional denominations (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant) but without taking strong roots.
Then came the Colonial period, with its imperialism and the spread of the Gospel. There the author explains how locals started appropriating the Bible and making their own Biblical interpretations to resist the Western imperialism.
Finally in the last part, the author presents current trends of
interpretation such as Liberation theology and Postcolonialism.
In short, if you want to learn more about how the Third World came up with their own hermeneutics, or if you are a studying this topic, then this book might be for you.
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