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  • Initiation into theology - the rich variety of theology and hermeneutics
  • Maimela S, König A
  • ISBN: 9780627021466
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 497 Pages | Published: 1998

A rich variety of theologies and hermeneutics is reflected in this publication - unquestionably the first kind in the Western World.

The editors, very diligently, succeeded in drawing contributions from all over Africa and by doing so, ensured a strong African emphasis in this book. They furthermore succeeded in combining theology and hermeneutics in a logical way - easy to understand by students and preachers alike.

In Section A the entire spectrum of theology is covered - from Biblical Theology through Black Theology, Feminist Theology, African Theology, and more, to the theolocial challenge of other religious traditions.

Section B focuses on the hermeneutical principles which are concomitant with the theological traditions discussed in Section A.

Contributions from all sections of theology and hermeneutics are used to initiate newcomers and experienced students into the rich variety of theology.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Biblical Theology
Chapter 3. Theology: the first 19 centuries
Chapter 4. Theology: the 20th century
Chapter 5. Evangelical Theology
Chapter 6. Black Theology
Chapter 7. Feminist and Womanist Theology
Chapter 8. African Women's Theology
Chapter 9. African Theology
Chapter 10. African Initiated Church Theology
Chapter 11. Pentecostal Theology
Chapter 12. Charismatic Theology
Chapter 13. Ecological Theology
Chapter 14. Postmodern Theology
Chapter 15. The theological challenge of other religious traditions
Chapter 16. Biblical Hermeneutics
Chapter 17. Biblical Hermeneutics: the first 19 centuries
Chapter 18. Biblical Hermeneutics: the 20th century
Chapter 19. Evangelical Hermeneutics
Chapter 20. Black Hermeneutics
Chapter 21. Feminist and Womanist Hermeneutics
Chapter 22. African Women's Hermeneutics
Chapter 23. African Hermeneutics
Chapter 24. African Initiated Church Hermeneutics
Chapter 25. Pentecostal and Charismatic Hermeneutics
Chapter 26. Ecological Hermeneutics
Chapter 27. Postmodern Hermeneutics
Chapter 28. The hermeneutical challenge of other religious traditions

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