By Israel Kamudzandu
Drawing at the ideology of the Augustan period of making ancestors, this ebook is ready Paul's artistic development of Abraham as a non secular ancestor of all"" those who have the religion of Abraham and Sarah. The publication breaks new accademic grounds at the
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First, the Romans found a Trojan hero to be the ideal founder of Rome. ”7 The idea of Aeneas as the founder of Rome, and of other Trojan heroes as founders of other Italian cities, became generally accepted. However, it was not until the time of Virgil—the greatest poet of classical Rome, who creatively constructed the central figure in his last and perhaps finest work (a national epic justifying the imperial regime)—that the capacity of the legend was fully realized. The notion that Augustus sponsored the Aeneid should not be doubted because it was during his reign that Aeneas was elevated as an ancestor of the Julian family.
3:28 and Rom. 6:3–11). Cross-culturally, a criterion of salvation is how one relates to God in response to the manifestation of God in a particular context. ”82 That relationship to God’s manifestation is a response to the divine, which I call faith. These two themes—salvation and faith—will be developed in chapters two and three. We need to establish the motivation behind Paul’s radical interpretation of Abraham, and this is found in the Christ event. Culturally speaking, Jesus was crucified by Rome, a colonial power, operating through colonially appointed religious officials.
The Shona people of Zimbabwe—who are identified in kinship terms and defined by their common totems; their religio-cultural, sociohistorical situations; their political situations; and their economic life— constitute the subject of my interpretation of the Bible. Here, cultural elements become hermeneutical tools. In the case of the Shona, these resources include sacred sites such as graves, rivers, mountains, caves, and trees; Shona socioreligious and cultural institutions, thought systems, and practices; African oral narrative genre; African art and symbols; dance; and music.
Abraham as Spiritual Ancestor. A Postcolonial Zimbabwean Reading of Romans 4 by Israel Kamudzandu