Through the Eyes of Another: Intercultural Reading of the Bible

Through the Eyes of Another: Intercultural Reading of the Bible 130 Book Reviews / Mission Studies 24 (2007) 127–166 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157338307X191615 Th rough the Eyes of Another: Intercultural Reading of the Bible . Edited by Hans de Wit, Louis Jonker, Marleen Kool, and Daniel Schipani. Amsterdam, Insti- tute of Mennonite Studies, Vrije Universiteit 2004. Pp. xi + 532. $25.00. Classical biblical studies sought to understand texts as written or edited within their original contexts. Over the past 40 years, however, scholars and practitio- ners have been interpreting the Bible from the praxis perspective, notably in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, both in small Christian communities (SCCs) and on a more scholarly level. Since the mid-1980s, the Bible Studies and Mission (BISAM) study group of the International Association of Mission Studies has concerned itself with the variety in biblical interpretation. Initially a tension occurred between the supposed “scholarly” approach of the North Atlantic and the more open, inter- cultural approaches from the Th ird World. Local interpretations appeared in well-defi ned cultural contexts, each with its own proper understanding of mis- sion and its own specifi c way of interpreting the Bible. Since the mid-1990s, BISAM has worked for mutual exchange between such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mission Studies Brill

Through the Eyes of Another: Intercultural Reading of the Bible

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0168-9789
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1573-3831
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10.1163/157338307X191615
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130 Book Reviews / Mission Studies 24 (2007) 127–166 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157338307X191615 Th rough the Eyes of Another: Intercultural Reading of the Bible . Edited by Hans de Wit, Louis Jonker, Marleen Kool, and Daniel Schipani. Amsterdam, Insti- tute of Mennonite Studies, Vrije Universiteit 2004. Pp. xi + 532. $25.00. Classical biblical studies sought to understand texts as written or edited within their original contexts. Over the past 40 years, however, scholars and practitio- ners have been interpreting the Bible from the praxis perspective, notably in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, both in small Christian communities (SCCs) and on a more scholarly level. Since the mid-1980s, the Bible Studies and Mission (BISAM) study group of the International Association of Mission Studies has concerned itself with the variety in biblical interpretation. Initially a tension occurred between the supposed “scholarly” approach of the North Atlantic and the more open, inter- cultural approaches from the Th ird World. Local interpretations appeared in well-defi ned cultural contexts, each with its own proper understanding of mis- sion and its own specifi c way of interpreting the Bible. Since the mid-1990s, BISAM has worked for mutual exchange between such

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