Contextual Biblical Hermeneutics as Multicentric Dialogue: Towards a Singaporean Reading of Daniel

Chin Ming Stephen Lim

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Abstract

In this book, Stephen Lim offers a contextual way of reading biblical texts that shifts the understanding of context from its ontological dimensions to a spatial conception of a geopolitical space entangled with the intercontextual arena of the modern/colonial world system and intracontextual networks of knowledge production. His proposed multicentric dialogue then brings together a conscientisation of the specialist readers' positionality in relation to nonspecialist readers and a rethinking of dialoguing with the Other that brings in interlocutors who are contextually determined. This is applied to his context in Singapore through a reading of Daniel where perspectives from western biblical scholarship, Asian traditions and Singaporean cultural products are brought together to dialogue on issues of transformative praxis and identity formation
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9789004399259
ISBN (Print)9789004395077
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameBiblical Interpretation Series
Volume175

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