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In die Skriflig

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In Skriflig (Online) vol.45 n.2-3 Cape Town Jun. 2011

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

'n Etiek van Bybellees en 'n hermeneutiek van weerloosheid

 

An ethics of reading the Bible and a hermeneutics of vulnerability

 

 

G.F. Snyman

Departement Ou Testament & Ou-Nabye Oosterse Studie. Universiteit van Suid-Afrika. Pretoria. E-pos: snymagf@unisa.ac.za

 

 


OPSOMMING

Na aanleiding van Van der Walt (2008) se voorstel vir Skrif-benadering as brug tussen Skrifbeskouing en Skrifverklaring, stel die skrywer 'n hermenutiek van weerloosheid voor met die doel om 'n Bybelleesproses te fasiliteer waarvolgens daar nie meer vir mense Bybel gelees word nie, maar mét hulle. So 'n hermeneutiek stel die Bybelleser in staat om te sien wat die effek van 'n bepaalde Skrifverklaring op ander mense is en waarvoor hy of sy verantwoordelikheid moet neem. In die opvolgende bespreking word eerstens gekyk hoe 'n bepaalde soort Bybellees mense weerloos stel en tweedens hoe 'n hermeneutiek van weerloosheid hierdie weerloosstelling in die oopte bring.


ABSTRACT

On the basis of Van der Walt's (2008) proposal regarding an approach towards Scripture, the author proposes a hermeneutics of vulnerability that aims to facilitate a Bible reading process "with" people and no longer "for" people. Such a hermeneutic will enable the Bible reader to take into account the effect a particular explanation of Scripture will have on people for which he or she need to take responsibility. In the ensuing discussion, firstly, the author looks at the way people are being made destitute by a particular reading of the Bible, and secondly, discusses how a hermeneutic of vulnerability reveals such a vulnerableness.


 

 

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