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Interpreting Proverbs

May 2012
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One of my colleagues at The School of Mission and Theology, Assoc.prof. dr. Kari Storstein Haug, is having her dissertation published this year. Haug is a scholar traversing several scholarly fields, and is now a professor in missiology. Her dissertation, however, is on

Interpreting Proverbs 11:18-31, Psalm 73, and Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 in Light of, and as a Response to, Thai Buddhist Interpretations.A Contribution to Christian-Buddhist Dialogue (Studies in Systematic Theology 10; Brill, Leiden, 2012).

The book discusses how three Old Testament wisdom texts can be interpreted in light of, and as a response to Thai Buddhist interpretations. Its central aim is to explore a new method in Buddhist-Christian dialogue that has three steps. First, Buddhists are asked to reflect on biblical texts, second, the texts are analyzed by placing Christian and Buddhist perspectives side by side, and finally points of convergence and difference are established in order to provide a platform for further dialogue. A List of Contents can be seen here.


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