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Matangi teka (wind shift): Reading the Commission of Abram from Pasifika

Havea, Jione (2016) Matangi teka (wind shift): Reading the Commission of Abram from Pasifika. International Review of Mission, 105 (2). pp. 257-267. ISSN 0020-8582


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Matangi teka (when the wind shifts), in Pasifika, is an opportunity to rethink how to live and behave. When the wind shifts, island people (for the sake of survival) respond appropriately. Based upon such an awareness, this article invites matangi teka (wind shift) in the act of interpretation, in the consideration of traditional readings and theologies, and in the understanding and practices of discipleship. I do these by reading the commission of Abram, and the shifting of his mission, in Genesis 12. He was called on a mission of blessing for other families, and he shifted things so that he wins and controls the blessings for himself and his family. He did (in the text) a matangi teka on Yhwh and (beyond the text) on generations of readers; this article is an invitation to shift the wind from Abram in return.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Blessing, Genesis, Discipleship
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: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2905

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