oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Developments in biblical interpretation in modern Africa

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Even though the academic interpretation of the Bible in modem Africa is a child of western biblical scholarship, it has developed its own characteristics. Specifically, it is concerned with creating an encounter between the biblical text and the African Context. The first phase of this development involved drawing comparisons between African and biblical ideas. The second phase involved drawing hermeneutical conclusions from the encounter of the Bible and the African context. Currently we are in a third phase, in which the African context provides critical resources for interpretation and is the subject of interpretation of the biblical text.

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