who live in the margins, the pentecostal hermeneutic can provide greater specificity to a reading of the text and its appropriation for theological meaning. This reading must include a decentering of hegemonicpower structures and discourses in order to offer a more inclusive understanding of the text
importance of human agency in every political, social and religious resistance and reminds us of what James C. Scott calls "hidden transcripts" underlying popular protests by a subordinate group against the hegemonicpower under the most oppressive circumstances. 6 Conclusion What are new opportunities for
's "capacity to generate, evoke, and articulate alternative images of reality, images that counter what hegemonicpower and knowledge have declared to be impos- 30 Ibid. 31 Ibid., 68. 32 For a critique of Brueggemann's assertion that "all we have is the testimony", see Scott A. Ellington, Reality, Remembrance
the discussion of postcolonial theology in general.
Postcolonial Theology (as a) Discourse
Edward Said reveals how the power of Western colonialism does not diminish with the end of colonialism period. Its hegemonicpower is still permeates every aspects of the colonized’s life, especially
a means to holding hegemonicpower, so they do not want to share power with the ethnic minorities. 74 The other problem is that Burman regimes misinterpret the ethnic federalism as a separation from the federal union. Thus, the minorities should convince the government that the ethnic federalism
Constitutional intent as such. To be more specific, the last image of the new ecclesiology is drawn on as an alternative political image to promote inclusion, diversity, and solidarity, which is distinguished from the secular politics to promote the hegemonicpower and party interests. I call the image of the
eventual discovery that “they” indeed had religions just like “us” to have been a triumph but would have seen this judgment instead as evidence of the tremendous victory of the European map of the world! That is to say, there may be no better evidence of the success of a hegemonicpower than what we find
Paul. 28 It should be noted that Brueggemann, like others, is uneasy about the term metanarrative because he does not want to engage in reductionism by denying the plurality, diversity, and fragmented quality of the Old Testament text. 29 He is also, in line with Lyotard, suspicious of the hegemonic
have the power to do good on a large scale and do not do it? If the mission starts at home, among us scholars of mission studies, among Christians, then we are talking about the mission of Christians to Christians. For we know that the hegemonicpower, from where worldwide economy and ideology are
climate of terror and hopelessness created by a totalitarian and brutal regime that the Ethiopian people did not deserve. The songs were definitely meant to bolster the conviction of believers to steadfastly hold on to their Christian faith but they also interrogated a hegemonicpower field.