NEW TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION, INTERPRETIVE INTERESTS, AND IDEOLOGY: METHODOLOGICAL DEFICITS AMIDST SOUTH AFRICAN METHODOLOMANIA?
AbstractCriticism of the methodolomania characterising South African New Testament scholarship is expressed by attending to the wider yet neglected setting of preoccupation with methodology: the need for a ethics of interpretation which adresses responsibility and accountability; the (overwhelming) irrelevance of bibical scholrship to the South African community on both ecclesial and socio-political concerns; and, issues regarding (institutional and socio-political) power and control related to methodologies in biblical interpretation.
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