Published 2007 | 188 Pages | ISBN 978-1-875053-66-7
In the Old Testament: Collected Essays.
The essays in this collection were all written, with one exception, during the last years of the apartheid era. They try to show that in ancient Israel resistance to oppressive state power led to some of Israel’s deepest theological insights. Careful analysis of relevant documents in their socio-historical contexts reveals their significance even for today. Gunther Wittenberg “has been one of the pioneers in what might be called contextual hermeneutics. This is a form of interpretation which attempts to bring the biblical past into dialogue with current contexts in the service of those who are victims.” (Prof Gerald West). Gunther Wittenberg is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
- Gunther Wittenberg