SOUTH –AFRICANISING BIBLICAL STUDIES: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND HERMENEUTICAL INQUIRY

F E Deist

Abstract


Cultural, historical and political differences play a major role in epistemology and hermeneutics, and therefore in all understanding. If such differences are not catered for in the construction of syllabi for Biblical Studies the result is cultural, historical and political imperialism. The subject is then also rendered irrelevant pupils from a background different from that of the planners. It is argued that a more inclusive and problem orientated approach should be followed in the construction of syllabi for Biblical Studies to allow differently informed epistemologies and hermeneutical convictions to interact in a deconstructive manner in order to encourage an eventual reconstruction of a more unified approach to the subject in South Africa.

Keywords


Biblical studies; South Africa

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/37-0-1813

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