This book, a collection of essays from ethnically diverse scholars familiar with both non-Western and Western hermeneutic traditions, explores what it means to allow the interpretations of the non-Western church to be heard--heeded and appreciated--by the Western church and its educated elite.
Evangelical scholars, college and seminary professors, trained evangelical pastors, and evangelicals of many nationalities and ethnicities who minister in the West will find these collected essays fascinating and encouraging.
"From the foreword by Professor Edwin Yamauchi"
"As someone who was descended from immigrants from Okinawa to Hawaii, the most racially and culturally diverse state in the Union, I can keenly appreciate the insight the writers of the essays in this volume have offered as to the relevance of particular Scriptures to a variety of cultural and ethnic groups throughout the world and to immigrant communities in the United States."
--Edwin Yamauchi, Professor Emeritus, Miami University
- Introduction--Craig Keener and M. Daniel Carroll R.
- Reading the Bible through Other Lenses: New Vistas from an Hispanic
Diaspora Perspective--M. Daniel Carroll R.
- Response--K. K. Yeo
- Neither Tamil Nor Sinhalese: Reading Galatians in Sri Lanka--David A.
- Response--Nijay Gupta
- Word Becoming Flesh [On Appropriation]: Engaging Daniel as a Survival Manual--Barbara M. Leung Lai
- Response--Chloe Sun
- Reading Ephesians 6:10-18 in the Light of African Pentecostal Spirituality--J. Ayodeji Adewuya
- Response--Daniel Darko
- The Bible as Specimen, Talisman, and Dragoman in Africa: A look at Some African uses of the Psalms and 1 Corinthians 12-14--Grant LeMarquand
- Response--Osvaldo Padilla
Craig Keener is Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has authored 15 books, three of which have won biblical studies book awards in "Christianity Today." His "IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament" (1993) has sold more than half a million copies. He was ordained in an African-American denomination in 1991 and worked as an associate minister in an African-American megachurch in Philadelphia for a decade. In recent years he has taught in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and works with his wife Medine for ethnic reconciliation in the U.S. and Africa.
M. Daniel Carroll R, who celebrates his heritage from both Guatemala and the United States, is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Theological Seminary. He serves on the international editorial boards of Religion & Theology (South Africa) and DavarLogos (Argentina), is a contributing editor to "Prism" (the journal of Evangelicals for Social Action), and is an editorial consultant for "Perspectivas" (of the Hispanic Theological Initiative) and "Ex Auditu."