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dc.contributor.authorRathbone, M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-13T07:24:21Z
dc.date.available2017-02-13T07:24:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationRathbone, M. 2014. Interpretations of the tower of Babel narrative in the African context. Acta theologica, 34(1):173-196. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/theolog]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/20281
dc.identifier.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/theolog
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dc.description.abstractBiblical scholarship from the African context provides possible new and creative perspectives for the interpretation of the Tower of Babel narrative because of uniquely African questions that structure the interpretative process. These unique questions relate to the cultures of African people, the injustice of colonialism, apartheid and so forth. The problem is that some of these new perspectives are influenced by rationalism that may result in reductionist interpretations of the Tower of Babel narrative. This is clear in the African cultural hermeneutics of Solomon Avotri and Black African hermeneutics of emeritus arch-bishop Desmond Tutu. The contemporary move among some biblical scholars from the African context that focus on the interaction between scholarly and non-scholarly interpreters of the Bible is an attempt to address the problems associated with rationalism. The art of Azaria Mbatha will be used to illustrate the potential of this contemporary move.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free State, Faculty of Theology.en_US
dc.subjectGenesis 11:1-9en_US
dc.subjectAfrican hermeneuticsen_US
dc.subjectrationalismen_US
dc.subjectethicsen_US
dc.subjectcultureen_US
dc.titleInterpretations of the tower of Babel narrative in the African context.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID23309296 - Rathbone, Mark


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