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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Interpreting classical religious texts in contemporary Africa
Editor:Holter, KnutISNI
City of publisher:Kenya
Publisher:Acton Publishers
ISBN:9966888543; 9789966888549
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:religious literature
Christian theology
interreligious relations
conference papers (form)
Abstract:What does it mean to interpret classical religious texts in contemporary Africa? This question was addressed at a conference organized by a network of African and Norwegian university departments and colleges focusing on theological and religious studies (Makerere University, Uganda, November 2005). The essays in this collective volume are based on the conference papers. They are organized in three sections: hermeneutical contexts, classical religious texts in contemporary Africa, classical religious texts in dialogue. Contents: I. African hermeneutics in a global context: conceptual clarifications (J.N.K. Mugambi) - African versus Western hermeneutics (D.R.K. Nkurunziza) - Interpreting strange texts: hermeneutics as distance overcoming (B. Múland) - Religious texts in critical contexts: the interpretation of classical religious texts in contemporary African academia (K. Holter). II. Reading classical Islamic texts in contemporary Africa (T.L. Hassan) - The Lemba: the 'People of the Book' in southern Africa (Magdel Le Roux) - 'Children, do you have any fish?': re-inventing the Kairos Document (M.D. Biyela) - Moses and his Cushite wife: reading Numbers 12:1 with undergraduate students of Makerere University (P. Lokel) - The poor are not us!: an exploration into the transforming possibilities of Old Testament and African proverbs on poverty (L.P. Kimilike) - Reading African true and traditional religion in Uganda (A.B.T. Byaruhanga-Akiiki) - Hebrew 'shalom' and Lusoga 'eidembe' (N.H. Nambalirwa) - It's on the old mat that one weaves the new one: the dialogue between African proverbs and biblical texts (W. van Heerden). III. The Old Testament outside the realm of the church: a case from Madagascar (G.A. Razafindrakoto) - Killed by AIDS and buried by religion: African female bodies in crisis (M. Masenya, ngwan'a Mphahlele) - Reading African religion in contemporary Africa: a study of its impact and contribution towards an African Christianity (S.B. Kahakwa) - Theology of ancestors from an African perspective (S.B. Kahakwa). [ASC Leiden abstract]