Postcolonial Reading of the Bible: (Evangelical) Friend or Foe?

Jurnal Jaffray

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Title Postcolonial Reading of the Bible: (Evangelical) Friend or Foe?
Creator Mamahit, Ferry Y.; Southeast Asia Bible Seminary, Malang
Subject biblical; interpretation
postcolonialism; evangelicalism; biblical interpretation

Description Reading the Bible through a postcolonial lens has become today’s trend in biblical hermeneutics. It triggers pros and cons within the evangelical circle. Is it friend or foe? Rather than uncritically accepting or refusing it, the article chooses a middle way, being “open but cautious” toward it. The article assumes that every reading method has its strengths and weaknesses and, thus, it can offer valuable things. Applying the content analysis theory, the author finds that a postcolonial biblical reading is somehow relevant to a contextual and transformative biblical reading, regardless of its multiple problems. It enables the readers to be self-critical, context-sensitive, and practical in faith-life integration. The article concludes that postcolonial reading of the Bible can be both (evangelical) friend and foe.
Publisher Sekolah Tinggi Theologia Jaffray
Date 2021-10-02
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Jurnal Jaffray; Vol 19, No 2 (2021): October 2021; 129-151
Jurnal Jaffray; Vol 19, No 2 (2021): October 2021; 129-151
Language eng

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