The Church Needs African Hermeneutics (Liz Mburu)

Where you are situated in time and space affects how you interpret the world. This cultural, geographical, and historical consciousness likewise forms a hermeneutical lens whereby we read and understand Scripture.

Dr. Liz Mburu, a Kenyan theologian and author of African Hermeneutics, joins us this week on the podcast to discuss how she views Scripture through an African hermeneutical lens. One African way of seeing the Bible is as a text of power, with a strong focus on the role of the Holy Spirit.

As members of the body of Christ, Christians around the globe need each other’s perspective to develop a full understanding of Christianity and how to practice it.

Show notes:

  • 0:27 Biblical hermeneutics
  • 5:06 Looking at Scripture through the Kenyan lens
  • 10:40 Is there an African hermeneutic?
  • 14:45 Scripture as a text of power
  • 19:06 The native religion informing the hermeneutic
  • 23:17 Pastors visiting witch doctors/syncretism
  • 28:06 The Global church needs all its members 

Show Notes by Dominique LaCroix

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