Biblical hermeneutics of liberation: modes of reading the Bible in the South African context
In this work West critically examines a range of liberationist approaches to the Bible--including those by black, feminist and Latin American liberation theologians. His concern is to demonstrate that what binds these approaches is a hermeneutical which consciously adopts some fundamental commitment to the poor and oppressed.
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