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Exploring Christian Leadership based on the Hermeneutics of Sociopolitical Glocal-Discourses of the Prophetic Books: Dialogism, Intertextuality, and Intercontextuality

kyung-Sik Park 1

1목원대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to see the application of the hermeneutics of several methods in order to provide an effective proposal of how to deal with sociopolitical debates in our current society. As a christian leader, it is important to understand that in everyday life, congregation members live in a society where political and social debates lively occur. Likewise, prophetic speeches deeply engage in social problems and conflicts. However, we have found that there were different prophetic views toward one issue which is similar to our social situation. Based on a previous study on prophetic debates using Bhaktin’s dialogism and intertextuality, I suggest that Foucault’s discourse theory and another emerging method, intertextuality, (which shows a promising new paradigm in the social study) are very helpful tools to interpret why prophets debate, how we understand the difference, and how the biblical interpretation is applied to current society. Intercontextuality proves that interpretation does not result in a fixed notion but actually in dynamics. In particular, it must relate with a society that communicates with collective memory and knowledge of its members. Leaders should concern about the social behavior of intercontextuality because in this hyper-connected society, they should learn how to connect one’s religious life to their social life by understanding the need of public theology based on the application of intercontextuality.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.