1999 – 2001:
The Old Testament in Africa at the turn of the century
The project aimed at taking the temperature of Old Testament interpretation in Africa at the turn of the century. The organizers – Professor Mary N. Getui (Kenyatta University, Nairobi), Professor Knut Holter (School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger), and Professor Victor Zinkuratire (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi – invited colleagues from eastern and southern Africa as well as from Norway to a symposium in Karen, outside Nairobi, in October 1999.
A project volume was published in two parallel versions:
- Mary N. Getui, Knut Holter, & Victor Zinkuratire (eds.): Interpreting the Old Testament in Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, 2001.
- Mary N. Getui, Knut Holter, & Victor Zinkuratire (eds.): Interpreting the Old Testament in Africa: Papers from the International Symposium on Africa and the Old Testament in Nairobi, October 1999. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2001 (Bible and Theology in Africa, 2).
The project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.