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Attempting to Bridge the Gap: A Review of Contemporary Efforts to Integrate Academic and Vernacular Voices in Biblical Hermeneutics
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Kwok Pui-lan: Dialogical Imagination Kwok Pui-lan’s concept of dialogical imagination is one effort at bridging the gap between academic and vernacular hermeneutics. Kwok’s approach encompasses far more than this effort at connection, although it certainly

Asian feminist biblical scholarship in which “Asian women … analyze our socio-political situation, whereas western feminist scholars … tell us what the Bible means.”1 ®is position, which is common in biblical scholarship beyond feminist circles, “fails to take into consideration the hermeneutical principle that what we see depends on where we stand.”2 Kwok’s dialogical approach is an effort to overcome this gap.