New PDF release: An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation

By Keon-Sang An,William A. Dyrness,Joel B. Green

ISBN-10: 149822069X

ISBN-13: 9781498220699

This ebook explores the biblical interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). In doing so, it illuminates the translation of the Bible in a selected old and cultural context and provides a compelling instance of the contextual nature of biblical interpretation. those that stopover at Ethiopia event its special spirituality, that's considerably knowledgeable via the presence of the EOTC. The EOTC has existed from earliest years of the Christian church. It has additionally constructed and maintained its personal ecclesiastic culture within the Ethiopian context and has its personal special method of interpreting the Bible. it truly is noteworthy, fairly within the African context, that it has its personal commentaries at the Scriptures, which proceed to function an important culture within the EOTC's interpretation of the Bible. this can be obvious within the modern hermeneutics and sermons of EOTC preachers. In its complete attention of the EOTC's prior and current, this booklet examines the interaction among culture and context in biblical interpretation and contributes to present biblical scholarship.

"This is a path-breaking learn that provides ancient intensity and perception into contextuality and the method of contextualization. a lot of the paintings thus far in this subject matter has been performed via Western students or relies on Western scholarship. Keon-Sang An, who taught theology in Ethiopia, explores the wealthy culture of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church with reference to its method of Scripture. This paintings deepens our realizing of contextualization as an important approach in each neighborhood church."
--Wilbert R. Shenk, Senior Professor, Fuller Graduate institution of Intercultural experiences

"Keon-Sang An's paintings isn't just a window into East African biblical contextual theology; it's also an advent to biblical and theological procedure for the twenty first century. He rigorously argues that the lengthy shadow of western theological technique has to be changed via neighborhood interpretations that concentrate on either context and culture. much more striking is this advent to a style and its software comes from a Korean, hearing Africans, and writing in America."
--Scott W. Sunquist, Dean, tuition of Intercultural stories, Professor of global Christianity, Fuller Theological Seminary

Keon-Sang An is Assistant Professor of Bible and challenge at Fuller Theological Seminary. He formerly served as a missionary in Eritrea and Ethiopia, operating with SIM (Serving In challenge) and GMS (Global challenge Society)

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