Reading the Bible with Different Eyes
An intercultural exchange on postcolonial interpretations of the Bible with three theologians from the
In the Global North, we are not aware that we are reading the Bible from an Eurocentric perspective. Different readings of the Bible reach us via voices from the Global South. How can we recognize unconscious colonial and patriarchal thought patterns in the interpretation of the Bible?
In this online conversation, biblical scholars Madipoane Masenya from South Africa, Sharon Jacob from India and David Castillo Mora from Costa Rica discuss the diversity of biblical interpretations from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. What can we, in Europe, learn from these insights? And what does postcolonial biblical criticism achieve?
Concept and moderation: Claudia Buess, Head of Educational Events, Mission 21
Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan’a Mphahlele)
is Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies as well as the acting Executive Director to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. » Information
Dr. Sharon Jacob
is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. » Information
David Castillo Mora
teaches at Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana (UBL) and Centro de Estudios y Relaciones Judeo Cristianas (CERJUC) in San Jose, Costa Rica. » Information