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From Fatalism to Empowerment: Intercultural Hermeneutics across Generations.

Prior, John (2015) From Fatalism to Empowerment: Intercultural Hermeneutics across Generations. In: New Perspectives on Intercultural Reading of the Bible. Institute of Mennonite Studies, Indiana, USA, pp. 137-157. ISBN http://www.0-936273-78-X

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This essay examines how transformative intercultural readings of the Bible are taking place not only between groups from differing contemporary cultures and ecclesial traditions, but also within groups who are holding cross-generational conversations with their forebears. Deeply embedded readings of the Passion Narrative are being re-read today as local religious cultural values are being questioned. Societal crises have triggered this re-reading. For example, the traditional dramatic recitations of the Passion inherited from Portuguese times (1561-1859)1 continue on Flores island, eastern Indonesia, but no longer as a domesticating word, but rather a liberating one.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: intercultural hermeneutics, cross-generational interpretation, biblical drama, biblical study, liberational.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr John Prior
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 23:50
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 23:50
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1880

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