The Bible and Violence in Africa. Papers presented at the BiAS meeting 2014 in Windhoek (Namibia), with some additional contributions

  • BiAS 20 contains papers presented at the BiAS meeting 2014 in Windhoek (Namibia), with some additional contributions. Scholars from Nigeria, Cameroon, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Germany are dealing with the urgent question of how the Bible is involved in the widespread use of violence in political, social, religious, and gender conflicts. One leading question is how to deal with the textual representation of violence in the Bible. It is taken up by more general hermeneutical contributions. The other leading question is how biblical texts and/or concepts are used to cause and justify violence. This is taken up by a greater number of articles which deal with concrete societal and political contexts in Zimbabwe and other African countries. The conference in Namibia was supported as a Humboldt-Kolleg on the Bible and Violence in Africa by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author:Johannes Hunter, Joachim Kügler, Ottmar Fuchs, Jeremy Punt, Obert Bernard Mlambo, Clive Tendai Zimunya, Theophilus Ugbedeojo Ejeh, Eben Scheffler, Solomon Olusola Ademiluka, Stephanie Feder, Canisius Mwandayi, Lucky Hwati, Pieter Vester, Sheila Wimbai Chamburuka, Phillemon Munyaradzi Chamburuka, Kudzai Biri, Francis Machingura, Elizabeth Vengeyi, Molly Manyonganise, Nyasha Madzokere, Jacques Fulbert Owono
Editor:Johannes Hunter, Joachim Kügler
Publishing Institution:Humboldt Kolleg, Windhoek 2014
Contributing Corporation:BiAS Meeting 2014 in Windhoek (Namibia)
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2016
Pages / Size:328 Seiten : Illustrationen
Collections (Serial Number):Bible in Africa Studies (20)
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2016 (19,00 EUR)
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SWD-Keyword:Zimbabwe ; Bibel ; Homophobie ; Gewalt ; Rechtfertigung ; Konferenz ; Windhoek 2014 ; Online-Publikation
Keywords:Africa; Biblical Studies; Homophobia; Violence; Zimbabwe
DDC-Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 220 Bibel
2 Religion / 23 Christentum, Christliche Theologie / 230 Christentum, Christliche Theologie
RVK-Classification:BK 6650
Document Type:Conference publications
Peer Review:Ja
Internationale Verbreitung:Ja
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2016/06/23
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)