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Antipodean and Biblical Encounter: Postcolonial Vernacular Hermeneutics in Novel Form

Catholic Institute of Sydney, Sydney College of Divinity, Strathfield, NSW 2135, Australia
Michele A. Connolly, rsj.
Religions 2019, 10(6), 358; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060358
Received: 12 March 2019 / Revised: 28 May 2019 / Accepted: 29 May 2019 / Published: 31 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Trends in New Testament Study)
This article argues that in postcolonial and post-secular Australia, a country in which Christianity has been imported from Europe in the process of colonization in the eighteenth century by the British Empire, institutional Christianity is waning in influence. However, the article argues, Australian culture has a capacity for spiritual awareness provided it is expressed in language and idioms arising from the Australian context. R. S. Sugirtharajah’s concept of vernacular hermeneutics shows that a contemporary novel, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton, expresses Australian spirituality saturated with the images and values of the New Testament, but in a non-religious literary form. View Full-Text
Keywords: vernacular hermeneutics; Australian spirituality; colonial; landscape; crucifixion; mercy; New Testament vernacular hermeneutics; Australian spirituality; colonial; landscape; crucifixion; mercy; New Testament
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Connolly, M.A. Antipodean and Biblical Encounter: Postcolonial Vernacular Hermeneutics in Novel Form. Religions 2019, 10, 358. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060358

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Connolly MA. Antipodean and Biblical Encounter: Postcolonial Vernacular Hermeneutics in Novel Form. Religions. 2019; 10(6):358. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060358

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Connolly, Michele A. 2019. "Antipodean and Biblical Encounter: Postcolonial Vernacular Hermeneutics in Novel Form" Religions 10, no. 6: 358. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060358

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