“Rethinking about God theologically and biblically from the Haitian Context and Experience”

“Rethinking about God theologically and biblically from the Haitian Context and Experience”

If the good and gracious Lord grant me enough mercy and wisdom to see another day, in the next two years or so, I’m going to devote a substantial amount of time in research and writing to develop a new area (or strengthen) in Haitian Studies: Haitian Contextual Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics. I will be writing seven major articles on the subject matter.

1. The first article will explore the birth of Haitian Contextual Theology.

2. The second essay will study the sources of Haitian Contextual Theology.

3.The third article will investigate the doctrine of God in Haitian Folkloric Tradition.

4. The fourth essay will examine the concept of God in Haitian literary and intellectual tradition.

5. The fifth article will study Haitian contextual theological ethics and anthropology from the perspective of the Haitian Folkloric Tradition.

6. The sixth essay will construct creative ways and new models to do biblical exegesis from the Haitian cultural context, that is Haitian contextual biblical hermeneutics and interpretation.

7. The seventh and last essay will investigate the (use of ) Bible in the Haitian culture and experience.

Hopefully, these series of study will bring fresh ideas and new ways of thinking about the religious experience of the Haitian people and extend the contours of Haitian Studies. I also hope that my research will help to correct the seemingly shortcomings in contemporary scholarship on Haitian religion (s) that promotes a monolithic and homogeneous religious experience of the Haitian people.

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