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dc.contributor.advisorBalch, David L.
dc.contributor.authorNiang, Aliou Cisseen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSenegalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:47:07Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:47:07Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifieretd-02012008-150123en_US
dc.identifiercat-001352769en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4009
dc.description.abstractIn Faith and Freedom in Galatia: A Senegalese Diola Sociopostcolonial Hermeneutics, Niang argues that the apostle Paul is a "sociopostcolonial hermeneut who acted on his self-understanding as God's messenger to create/form, through faith in the cross of Christ, free communities"--a self definition that echoes some features of ancient Graeco-Roman and modern colonial lore.^This above thesis is bolstered with contributions from social sciences, postcolonial theories, biblical hermeneutics, and an exegetical analysis of Gal 2:11-15 and 3:26-29--a method Niang calls a Senegalese sociopostcolonial hermeneutics.^^The dissertation compares the French colonial objectifications of Diola people, of Senegal, West Africa, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the Graeco-Roman objectifications of the descendents of the ancient Celts (the Gauls/Galatians of Asia Minor) as savage beasts, primitive, irreligious, fickle, bibulous, and warmongering barbarians who threatened civilization; and therefore, must be tamed and civilized/colonized. Insight was drawn from Graeco-Roman writers, modern classicists, epigraphical evidence unearthed in Asia Minor, and ethnographical conclusions on the Diola socioreligious world to show that colonial typologies were overdrawn.^Both Gauls/Galatians and Diola people had their own civilizations re gulated by complex divine judicial systems that required delicate rituals of confessions/reconciliation for wrongdoers. The exegetical and concluding sections emphasize Paul's role in bringing about an alternative mode of community construction.^He does this through a countercolonial story of faith in Jesus Christ that dismantles enslaving and negative colonial typologies, decolonizes and powerfully reshapes the mind of the colonized into free children of God who share a new common identity in Christ--an inclusive and egalitarian people in the community of God (Gal 3:26-29). In response to French colonization, Aline Sitoe, a Diola prophetess, exercised an alternative community construction parallel to that of the apostle Paul.^Niang concludes that Paul was a subversive countercolonist par excellence and sociopostcolonial hermeneutics whose Good News has the power to transform people from their ethnocentric binarism into a new creation.
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
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dc.subject.lcshPaul, the Apostle, Saint.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Social scientific criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Criticism, interpretation, etc.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible Hermeneutics Cross-cultural studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and culture.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDiola (African people) Religion.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSenegal History.en_US
dc.titleFaith and freedom in Galatia: a Senegalese Diola sociopostcolonial hermeneuticsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentBrite Divinity School
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.collegeBrite Divinity School
local.departmentBrite Divinity School
local.academicunitBrite Divinity School
dc.type.genreDissertation
local.subjectareaReligion (Brite)
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
etd.degree.grantorBrite Divinity School


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