Global Voices: Reading the Bible in the Majority World

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Ethnically and nationally diverse scholars familiar with both non-western and Western hermeneutic traditions explore what it means to hear, heed, and appreciate biblical interpretations from the non-Western world in this illuminating collection of writings.

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Overview

Ethnically and nationally diverse scholars familiar with both non-western and Western hermeneutic traditions explore what it means to hear, heed, and appreciate biblical interpretations from the non-Western world in this illuminating collection of writings.

Ten voices emanate from across the globe, from Sri Lanka to Africa, Guatemala to Canada, and Hong Kong to the United States, including:

M. Daniel Carroll Rodas

David A. deSilva

Barbara M. Leung Lai

J. Ayodeji Adewuya

Grant LeMarquand

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619700093
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword Edwin M. Yamauchi xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction Craig S. Keener M. Daniel Carroll R. 1

1 Reading the Bible through Other Lenses: New Vistas from a Hispanic Diaspora Perspective M. Daniel Carroll R. 3

2 Response: Multicultural Readings: A Biblical Warrant and an Eschatological Vision K.K.Yeo 27

3 Neither Tamil Nor Sinhalese: Reading Galatians with Sri Lankan Christians David A. deSilva 39

4 Response: What Does Sri Lanka Have to Do with Galatia? The Hermeneutical Challenges, Benefits, and Potential of Global Readings of Scripture Nijay Gupta 57

5 Word Becoming Flesh [On Appropriation]: Engaging Daniel as a Survival Manual Barbara M. Leung Lai 65

6 Response: Reflections on Self and Survival Chloe Sun 79

7 Reading Ephesians 6:10-18 in the Light of African Pentecostal Spirituality J. Ayodeji Adewuya 83

8 Response: Moral Standing as a Community or Individual Exorcism in Ephesians 6:10-20? Daniel K. Darko 95

9 The Bible as Specimen, Talisman, and Dragoman in Africa: A Look at Some African Uses of the Psalms and 1 Corinthians 12-14 Grant LeMarquand 99

10 Response: Promises and Questions of Reading the Bible in Africa Osvaldo Padilla 115

Index of Modern Authors 119

Index of Scripture and Other Sources 125

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