TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE AFRICAN BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS OF RECEPTION AND PRODUCTION: A DISTINCTIVELY SOUTH AFRICAN CONTRIBUTION

Gerald West

Abstract


In a recent article I characterised the biblical hermeneutics of James H. Cone as a hermeneutic of radical reception and the biblical hermeneutics of Itumeleng Mosala as a hermeneutic of radical production. In this article I argue that though a hermeneutic of reception is the distinctive feature of African biblical hermeneutics, a hermeneutic of production is a particular and distinct contribution by South African biblical scholarship to African biblical scholarship. The article then reflects on how these two hermeneutics might intersect through the inclusion of ordinary African readers of the Bible in both the reception process and in a collaborative analysis of the contested sites of the Bible’s production.


Keywords


Ideology; Redaction; Reception; Production; African

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/119-3-1765

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