A Reflection on the Effects of Mother-Tongue Hermeneutics on Christianity: An Entrepreneurial Dimension for Propagating the Christian Faith

Livingstone Yao Torsu 

Issue: Vol.3  No.1 March 2021 Article 2 pp. 13-20
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/motbit.2021332   |   Published online 30th March, 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


This study uses the historical method to display the importance of Mother tongue hermeneutics and its contribution to the viability of Christianity, particularly in Ghana. Though the enterprise of translation is primitive Mother tongue hermeneutics is a new development in theological studies. Its focus is to make the Bible easy for everyone to read and understand in his or her own mother tongue. Thus, it is an enterprise that conveys Biblical concepts from the original languages (Hebrew and Greek) of the Judeo-Christian Bible into varied local languages. The historical method helps to trace the historical context of an event of mother tongue hermeneutics and its impact on society. Mother tongue hermeneutics has birthed several indigenous churches as well as many preachers of the gospel today. It makes Christianity in Africa particularly Ghana viable.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, mother-tongue hermeneutics, inculturation, libration.

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Livingstone Yao Torsu is a Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Heritage Christian College, Accra- Ghana.

Torsu Livingstone Y. “A Reflection on the Effects of Mother-Tongue Hermeneutics on Christianity: An Entrepreneurial Dimension for Propagating the Christian Faith ” Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology 3, no.1(2021): 13-20. https://doi.org/10.38159/motbit.2021332

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