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NGUYEN Dinh Ahn Nhue, OFMConv (ed.)
The Bible and Asian Culture.
Reading the Word of God in Its Cultural Background and in the Vietnamese Context.

2015, pp. 256.

This collective study, directed and edited by Nguyen Dinh Anh Nhue in collaboration with Tran Thi Ly and Jb Pham Quy Trong, brings together their three contributions examining various aspects of (re) reading the Bible in an Asian Cultural context, specifically that of Vietnam. The first contribution studies a speech imparting wisdom from a father to his son in the book of Proverbs (Prov 23:15-28) from an intercultural Ancient Near Eastern and Vietnamese perspective. The second work explores the language of love of the Song of Songs and compares it with that of the Vietnamese literary tradition. The third study examines the possibility of inculturating the image of Jesus as the Son of God in the cultural context of Vietnam. 

The present work, adijdged to be included amongst the winners of the inaugural Carlo Maria Martini International Award (2013-2014), opens up new horizons of research for a more fruitful dialogue between the Word of God in the Bible and the Vietnamense culture as well as the broader Asian cultural tradition. It launches the research of the newly founded Franciscan Institute for Asian Theological Studies in Rome.

Nguyen Dinh Anh Nhue, S.T.D. (Pontifical Gregorian University – Rome), is Professor in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St Bonaventure and lectures at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He is also a member of the teaching staff at the Catholic Theological College/MCD University of Divinity (Melbourne), where he taugh from 2006 to 2011.