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’n Etiek van Bybellees en ’n hermeneutiek van weerloosheid

G.F. Snyman
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 45, No 2/3 | a15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v45i2/3.15 | © 2011 G.F. Snyman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 June 2011 | Published: 22 June 2011

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G.F. Snyman, Departement Ou Testament & Ou-Nabye Oosterse Studie, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, PRETORIA

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An ethics of reading the Bible and a hermeneutics of vulnerability

On the basis of Van der Walt’s (2008) proposal regarding an approach towards Scripture, the author proposes a hermeneutics of vulnerability that aims to facilitate a Bible reading process “with” people and no longer “for” people. Such a hermeneutic will enable the Bible reader to take into account the effect a particular explanation of Scripture will have on people for which he or she need to take responsibility. In the ensuing discussion, firstly, the author looks at the way people are being made destitute by a particular reading of the Bible, and secondly, discusses how a hermeneutic of vulnerability reveals such a vulnerableness.


Apartheid; Hermeneutics; Power


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