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Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter from Majority World Perspectives

Sofanit T. Abebe

The contributors to this volume offer a bold re-reading of Hebrews and 1 Peter from the perspective of the Global South. The chapters provide enriching new hermeneutical and theological insights, revealing facets of the text that may not at first be apparent to readers within a Eurocentric context.

The volume is thus able to explore topics ranging from the authorship of Hebrews in the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition and the Batak reading of Christus Victor, to a Xhosa perception of the solidarity and sacrifice of Jesus, and intercultural readings of Christian identity in the context of persecution. With an introduction and final response by scholars from the Global North, this volume encourages awareness of how the Global South contributes to world Christianity.

Book Details

  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publish Date: Oct 17th, 2024
  • Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9780567715777
  • Categories: Biblical Studies - New Testament - General Epistles

About the Author

Abebe, Sofanit T.: - Sofanit T. Abebe (PhD) is a Lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Oak Hill College in the UK having previously served as Lecturer, Program Leader and Dean of Students at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Ethiopia. Undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, her PhD on 1 Peter and 1 Enoch is being published by Mohr Siebeck in a forthcoming volume titled Apocalyptic spatiality in 1 Peter and selected 1 Enoch literature: a comparative Analysis. Sofanit is currently engaged in writing a commentary on 1 Peter for the Hippo Exegetical Commentary Series which seeks to provide an in-depth engagement with the Ethiopian context.
Keith, Chris: - Chris Keith is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Norway. He is the author of The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John and the Literacy of Jesus, a winner of the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and Jesus' Literacy: Scribal Culture and the Teacher from Galilee. He is also the co-editor of Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels, and was recently named a 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar.
Mburu, Elizabeth W.: - Elizabeth Mburu (PhD) is the Langham Literature Regional Coordinator (Anglophone Africa) and an associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Africa International University, Kenya. She is an editor in several projects in Africa and internationally. Her research interests are primarily in New Testament, contextual hermeneutics, and Bible translation.
Urga, Abeneazer G.: - Abeneazer G. Urga (PhD) lectures in New Testament and Greek at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia International University and Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. He is a member of Equip International and SIL in Ethiopia. He is the author of Intercession of Jesus in Hebrews (2023).