ON THE PUBLIC ROLE OF THE BIBLE IN ZIMBABWE. Unpacking Banana’s “re-writing” call for a socially and contextually relevant Biblical Studies

  • Bias Volume 18 is a book that is dedicated to critically unpack the meaning of the call to re-write the Bible made by the first President of Zimbabwe, Canaan S. Banana in 1991. In this book, the author engages with Banana’s written works and makes critical observations regarding the call to re-write the Bible. This book argues that re-writing was proposed as a means to an end by Banana. It is demonstrated that what Banana intended was eradicating injustice, violence and inequality in the Middle East which was fuelled by the “ideology of chosenness”, which was sustained by a use of the Bible. Once it became clear the end was not re-writing the Bible, this work moved on to consider alternative means to achieving the same end. The search for alternatives leads the author to consider “the way of Europe”, that is, de-biblification or a watered down de-biblification, which is named partial de-biblification in this work. Finally, the author proposes a “critical biblification” as a viable alternative to re-writing or de-biblification. This boBias Volume 18 is a book that is dedicated to critically unpack the meaning of the call to re-write the Bible made by the first President of Zimbabwe, Canaan S. Banana in 1991. In this book, the author engages with Banana’s written works and makes critical observations regarding the call to re-write the Bible. This book argues that re-writing was proposed as a means to an end by Banana. It is demonstrated that what Banana intended was eradicating injustice, violence and inequality in the Middle East which was fuelled by the “ideology of chosenness”, which was sustained by a use of the Bible. Once it became clear the end was not re-writing the Bible, this work moved on to consider alternative means to achieving the same end. The search for alternatives leads the author to consider “the way of Europe”, that is, de-biblification or a watered down de-biblification, which is named partial de-biblification in this work. Finally, the author proposes a “critical biblification” as a viable alternative to re-writing or de-biblification. This book, in honour of Banana, calls for socially and contextually relevant biblical studies.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author:Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
Editor:Joachim Kügler
Publishing Institution:Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2015
Pages / Size:195 S. : Ill.
Collections (Serial Number):Bible in Africa Studies (18)
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2015 (17,50 EUR)
To order a print copy: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
SWD-Keyword:Zimbabwe ; Banana, Canaan Sodindo <1936 -> ; Bibel ; Gesellschaftliche Funktion ; Online-Publikation
Keywords:Bible in Africa; Canaan Sodindo Banana (Person); Contextual Biblical Studies; Public Theology; Zimbabwe
DDC-Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 220 Bibel
RVK-Classification:BL 3160 ; BL 3070 ; BW 60600 ; BW 46000
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-255608
ISBN:978-3-86309-298-6
ISBN:978-3-86309-299-3
Document Type:Buch (Monografie)
Language:English
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2015/04/17
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (cc sa)

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