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African Hermeneutics

by Elizabeth Mburu

Interpretation of Scripture occurs within one’s worldview and culture, which enhances our understanding and ability to apply Scripture in the world. However, few books address Bible interpretation from an African perspective and no other textbook uses the intercultural approach found here. This book brings both an awareness of how one’s African context gives a lens to hermeneutics, but also how to interpret texts with integrity despite our cultural influences.

African Hermeneutics was born of Prof Elizabeth Mburu’s frustration at only having textbooks that predominantly followed a Western worldview to teach her African students. Mburu’s approach to hermeneutics is one that begins in Africa, moving from the known to the unknown as students learn to apply her ‘four-legged stool model’ to biblical texts, namely examining: the parallels to African contexts, the theological context, the literary context, and the historical and cultural context. This textbook will help students and pastors interpret Scripture with greater accuracy in their own context, allowing for faithful application in their local contexts.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Mburu was the first woman to gain a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina, USA. She is an Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at International Leadership University, Africa International University and Pan-Africa Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr Mburu is on the board of the Africa Bible Commentary and is the editorial coordinator and New Testament editor for its revision, as well as the Africa Regional Coordinator for Langham Literature. Professor Mburu is also the author of "Qumran and the Origins of Johannine Language and Symbolism", T & T Clark, 2010 and a contributor to all three books published so far in the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology Series from Langham Global Library: “Christianity and Suffering”, 2017, “African Contextual Realities”, 2018, and “Governance and Christian Higher Education in the African Context”, 2019.

Book Information

  • Author: Elizabeth Mburu
  • ISBN: 9781783684649
  • Category: Equipping Leaders
  • Region: Africa
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 02/28/2019
  • Number of Pages: 252

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