AbstractChristian canonical Scriptures may include books from Tanakh, Septuagint and New Testament. Several theories have guided the translation of those books into different languages within the canonical boundaries of Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant churches. Those theories have mostly been more recently inspired by Nida’s functional equivalence theory. However, the Skopos or functionalist theory, as championed by Nord, is now emerging as a new approach without necessarily rejecting all the achievements of functional equivalence. This article aims to show how an intercultural approach goes beyond functional and functionalist theories to integrate canonical insights into the production of the Bible translations.
Loba-Mkole, Jean-Claude. “Rise of Intercultural Biblical Exegesis in Africa.” HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies 64, no. 3 (2008): 1347–64.
AbstractThis article traces the rise and development of intercultural Biblical exegesis in Africa, especially with regard to New Testament interpretations. Different trends of Biblical exegesis practiced in Africa are explored, whereafter the different phases of intercultural exegesis are discussed. The focus falls on inculturation hermeneutic as an important method of interpreting the Bible in an African context. The different proponents of this method are discussed and differences in approach are noted and appraised as a healthy tension.
Loba-Mkole, Jean-Claude. “The New Testament and Intercultural Exegesis in Africa.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 30, no. 1 (2007): 7–28.
Ukpong, Justin S. “Inculturation Hermeneutics: An African Approach to Biblical Interpretation.” In The Bible in a World Context: An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics, edited by Walter Dietrich and Ulrich Luz, 17–32. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
AbstractIn their experience with the Bible, African Christians in the mainline churches are asking about the meaning and significance of the Jesus of the gospels for them; they are asking how the gospel message might be made to come alive in their communities and personal lives. This calls for a hermeneutics of inculturation
Ukpong, Justin S. “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Lk 16: 1-13): An Essay in the Inculturation Biblical Hermeneutic.” Semeia 73 (1996): 189–212.
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