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Scripture and Its Interpretation ch 19: Asian and Asian American Biblical Interpretation
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(1) In the Roman era, the westernmost Roman province of Asia Minor; (2) in the modern era, the continent that includes China, India, Russia, and so forth.
canon within the canon
The concept of the existence of books that play a more central role within the formal canon, or of a central, governing theme or principle (such as "justification by faith," "liberation," or "spiritual conflict") that functions as a means of determining the value, meaning, or authority of the biblical canon as a whole or its various parts.
Global in nature; universal.
(1) A culture that appears to be dominated by Christians and heavily influenced by Christian values, with or without the support of an established (state) church; (2) the worldwide Christian church(es).
The practice of biblical interpretation that entails analysis of the interpreters' contemporary situation to aid in appropriate engagement with the text.
The "oppressed," the "destitute," or the "untouchables": members of the lowest caste in the Hindu society of India.
From the Greek word for assembly, gathering, or community, ekklēsia; the theology of the church.
From the Greek word oikoumenē, signifying the entire inhabited world; cooperative relations and activity among Christian churches to express or further the unity of the Christian church.
Referring to the world and to one's interpretive context as being both "global" and "local."
A general interpretive philosophy, theory, approach, or strategy; hermeneutics: the art and principles of interpretation.
The phenomenon of a text using and reshaping other texts as resources, especially through quotation and allusion; (2) especially the use of the OT by NT writers; (3) occasionally, referring to the relationship between text and reader.
The non-Western nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America that make up the majority of the world's population; replaces the older nomenclature of "second world," "third world," and "two-thirds world."
Korean for "populace" or the "common people"; related to theology and biblical interpretation that gives voice to the powerless and poor.
Also called the Church of the East, Christians in Persia who used Syriac liturgical rites and, in the seventh century, sent missionaries to China; their Christology affirming the independence of Jesus' humanity and his divinity was deemed heresy.
Literally, in Chinese, a "shaded area" (yin) and a "brightly lit area" (yang) that are in constant flux; a term used by Asian biblical interpreters in reference to the marginality and in-betweenness of interpretation.
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