Remembering Dorcas Akintunde’s Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics
Bolaji, Aderonke E. (2023): „Remembering Dorcas Akintunde’s Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics“. In: Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press S. 193–208.
Bolaji, Aderonke E.
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SANKOFA : Liberation Theologies of West African Women (Circle Jubilee Volume 1)
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The subject of women in societal development has continued to attract scholarly attention globally. Much more attention is being shifted to roles and status of women as they play significant roles in family and the society at large. Ajayi and Ayantayo opined “Women are perceived to be the conscience of the nation and their contributions to society and humanity is enormous.” Though in most part of the world women are regarded as the weaker sex. Also most of the time, women are at the receiving ends of many socio-political ill-treatment, economic deprivations and social isolations. This study seeks to read into the works of Professor Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde, and her liberation theology. Dorcas Akintunde is an astute intellectual and scholar on New Testament and Women Studies; who distinguished herself in several key roles, some of which were customarily dominated by men in our patriarchal society. She also made invaluable contributions to intellectual pursuits and dissemination of ideas in her chosen field of study. This study captures Dorcas’ intellectual interest and elucidates her theology of the place of women in societal development. It also projects her immense participation and contributions to local and international projects on HIV/ AIDS discourse and projects in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. This is captured especially among women groups. This study is out to answer questions like: What were the theological context(s) that informed her work? What were the theological sources used by her work? What were her theology set to achieve? How did her theology converse with African male theologians and western feminist theologians? How did her theological ideas disavow patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, tribalism and gender/disability-based discrimination? And what are the main strengths and contributions of her theology to the world of knowledge? The instrument for this study is interview.
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Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde
New Testament Studies
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