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Rise of intercultural Biblical exegesis in Africa

Jean-Claude Loba-Mkole
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 64, No 3 | a77 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v64i3.77 | © 2008 Jean-Claude Loba-Mkole | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 January 2008 | Published: 04 March 2008

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Abstract

This article traces the rise and development of intercultural Biblical exegesis in Africa, especially with regard to New Testament interpretations. Different trends of Biblical exegesis practiced in Africa are explored, whereafter the different phases of intercultural exegesis are discussed. The focus falls on inculturation hermeneutic as an important method of interpreting the Bible in an African context. The different proponents of this method are discussed and differences in approach are noted and appraised as a healthy tension.

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