Global Hermeneutics?: Reflections and Consequences
Holter, Knut and Louis C. Jonker, editors
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010 pp. x + 93. $0.00
Society of Biblical Literature International Voices in Biblical Studies, 1
Description: Jewish and Christian communities all over the world engage in biblical interpretation. Why, then, is it so difficult for biblical scholars from different parts of the globe to understand one another? Within the global enterprise of biblical studies and interpretation there are different centers and margins. This essay volume explores the global context within which our interpretations and studies take place. Three case studies from completely different parts of the world illustrate how interpretation takes place in their respective contexts. Before the volume ends with an afterword in which the knots of the book's arguments are tied, two scholars reflect on the consequences of global hermeneutics on biblical interpretation and translation respectively. Available for download at http://ivbs.sbl-site.org/uploads/JONKER~1.PDF.
Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics
Review by Susanne Scholz
Citation: Susanne Scholz, review of Knut Holter and Louis C. Jonker, eds., Global Hermeneutics?: Reflections and Consequences, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
Review by Gerrie Snyman
Citation: Gerrie Snyman, review of Knut Holter and Louis C. Jonker, eds., Global Hermeneutics?: Reflections and Consequences, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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