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The Role Of ‘The Other’ In The Reading Of The Bible: Towards A New Roadmap For Bible Reading In The Western World

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The Stellenbosch conference on Exegesis and Actualisation was both a way of confronting two different contexts as well as an incentive to keep in touch with one another. This chapter focuses on the question of what the apparent impact of Western biblical scholarship on the rest of the world could or should mean in a context, that is, white Western, academic, church-related and feminist. It picks up the elements needed for keeping in touch with one another in a better way; one of the elements being the concept of the 'ordinary reader.' The chapter explores Gerald West's statement that, biblical Studies and trained readers need 'the other,' particularly those 'others' from the margins, in our readings of the bible." According to the author, in doing theology, in reading the bible, in reflecting upon Christian belief, we need the 'other' to hear 'the voice of God' in a new way.

Keywords: biblical interpretation; ordinary reader; the voice of God; Western biblical scholarship



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