SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.36 suppl.24Liberative Black Theology: a case study of race in theological educationAfrican biblical hermeneutics on the threshold? Appraisal and wayforward author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758

Abstract

RAMANTSWANA, H. Decolonising biblical hermeneutics in the (South) African context. Acta theol. [online]. 2016, vol.36, suppl.24, pp.178-203. ISSN 2309-9089.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v36i1.11s.

The recognition of social location as a heuristic device in biblical hermeneutics does not necessarily equate to the production of radical and alternative knowledge. From our own social location (Africa), biblical hermeneutics has to deal with the dynamics of coloniality. Africa, especially South Africa as a social location, is still burdened by coloniality. The orientation of African biblical hermeneutics has to be decolonial if it is to overcome the persistence of coloniality by privileging African knowledge systems and African thinkers. It also has to unmask the structures of coloniality that continue to destabilise the African imagination. The emergence of African biblical hermeneutics does not imply that the colonial systems have been overcome - coloniality is able to survive and thrive even under the tag "African".

Keywords : Bible; Hermeneutics; Decolonisation.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License