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By Keon-Sang An,William A. Dyrness,Joel B. Green

This e-book explores the biblical interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). In doing so, it illuminates the translation of the Bible in a specific ancient and cultural context and offers a compelling instance of the contextual nature of biblical interpretation. those that stopover at Ethiopia event its precise spirituality, that's considerably educated by way of the presence of the EOTC. The EOTC has existed from earliest years of the Christian church. It has additionally constructed and maintained its personal ecclesiastic culture within the Ethiopian context and has its personal specific means of examining the Bible. it truly is noteworthy, quite within the African context, that it has its personal commentaries at the Scriptures, which proceed to function an important culture within the EOTC's interpretation of the Bible. this is often obtrusive within the modern hermeneutics and sermons of EOTC preachers. In its accomplished attention of the EOTC's prior and current, this booklet examines the interaction among culture and context in biblical interpretation and contributes to present biblical scholarship.

"This is a path-breaking examine that provides ancient intensity and perception into contextuality and the method of contextualization. a lot of the paintings to this point in this subject matter has been performed by means of Western students or is predicated on Western scholarship. Keon-Sang An, who taught theology in Ethiopia, explores the wealthy culture of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in regards to its method of Scripture. This paintings deepens our knowing of contextualization as an important procedure in each neighborhood church."
--Wilbert R. Shenk, Senior Professor, Fuller Graduate tuition of Intercultural stories

"Keon-Sang An's paintings isn't just a window into East African biblical contextual theology; it's also an advent to biblical and theological strategy for the twenty first century. He conscientiously argues that the lengthy shadow of western theological technique needs to be changed by means of neighborhood interpretations that be aware of either context and culture. much more striking is this creation to a style and its software comes from a Korean, hearing Africans, and writing in America."
--Scott W. Sunquist, Dean, college of Intercultural reports, Professor of global Christianity, Fuller Theological Seminary

Keon-Sang An is Assistant Professor of Bible and venture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He formerly served as a missionary in Eritrea and Ethiopia, operating with SIM (Serving In challenge) and GMS (Global undertaking Society)

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