An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible
Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This is a path-breaking study that adds historical depth and insight into contextuality and the process of contextualization. Much of the work to date on this theme has been done by Western scholars or is based on Western scholarship. Keon-Sang An, who taught theology in Ethiopia, explores the rich tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church with regard to its approach to Scripture. This work deepens our understanding of contextualization as a necessary process in every local church."
--Wilbert R. Shenk, Senior Professor, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
"Keon-Sang An's work is not only a window into East African biblical contextual theology; it is also an introduction to biblical and theological method for the 21st century. He carefully argues that the long shadow of western theological method must be replaced by local interpretations that pay attention to both context and tradition. Even more remarkable is that this introduction to a method and its application comes from a Korean, listening to Africans, and writing in America."
--Scott W. Sunquist, Dean, School of Intercultural Studies, Professor of World Christianity, Fuller Theological Seminary