REVIEWS AFRICA-GENERAL DAMMANN, Ernst, Die Übersetzung der Bibel in A f rikanische Spra- chen. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1975. (Abhandlungen der Marburger Gelehrten Gesellschaft, Jahrgang 1972, Nr. 3). DM 38.-, 167 pp. Readers of Ernst Dammann's other writings on Christianity in Africa will turn to this monograph with keen anticipation. It should be said immediately that it is based on study of Bible translations in a wide variety of (mainly but by no means entirely) Bantu languages. It contains a great deal of well-ordered information of practical value to all engaged in or concerned for the translation of the Bible in Africa, and indeed to all students of African languages. Nor does Dammann's book breathe only the constricted air of a library: he draws on wide knowledge of the history of missions and churches in Africa, and evident practical experience of the translation process itself. It is therefore with great regret that one gradually discovers that the author's historical and inductive approach, though certainly a strength from some points of view, is also a limitation. To express one's disappointment in a one-sided and ungrateful phrase, this is a backward-looking book. So much so, indeed, that one finds oneself
Journal of Religion in Africa – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1975
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