Hermeneutics and Justice: Exploring: Exploring How Our Methods of Biblical Interpretation May (Inadvertently?) Be Promoting Injustice.

Wed Nov 29, 19:30 - Wed Nov 29, 21:00

Event is online


In this online seminar, John Scheepers, Director of Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice questions whether our inherited methods of biblical interpretation developed as they were by the beneficiaries of colonisation may (inadvertently?) perpetuate theologies of oppression and injustice. Our inherited Western hermeneutics values a heavily rationalistic, objective reading of Scripture, detached from the reader's context. These interpretative methods seldom produce theology to challenge the power and the privileged. This seminar will instead explore a hermeneutical method that is embodied, contextual, cruciform, and liberation.

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested price is R100. Please consider contributing extra to cover those who cannot afford to pay.

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Time: 19:30

Platform: Zoom

About the Presenter:

John Scheepers is the founder and director of the Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice and writes, teaches, and lectures extensively on the intersection of justice and Christianity in the South African context. John holds a Master's Degree in Theology from Stellenbosch University, where he focussed on evangelical mission theology and social justice. He is currently enrolled for a Masters degree in African Christianity through Durham University. John lives in Cape Town, is married to Jo-ann, and has two teenage sons.