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‘n Prakties-teologiese model vir die verhouding Ou Testament/Nuwe Testament

W. G. Thirion

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 21, No 2 (2000), 335-352. doi: 10.4102/ve.v21i2.1263

Submitted: 09 September 2000
Published:  09 September 2000


A practical theological model for the relationship Old Testament/New Testament
For all Christians the Bible consists of the Old and New Testament. The relationship, however, between these two parts is a hermeneutic-theological problem which confronts the communicative praxis of the Christian faith. Therefore it is necessary to develop a hermeneutic-theological theory for Christians which can serve as a paradigm within which the texts of the Old as well as that of the New Testament may regard as equal authoritative Word of God. As far as this study is concerned, there is but one approach only which can achieve this and that is a theocentric approach to both Testaments. A theocentric approach to the relationship Old Testament/New Testament, a) is capable of treating both Testaments as equal authoritative Word of God, b) prevents the practice of "two-sermons-in-one-sermon" in an attempt to make the message of the Old Testament more Christian like, c) is especially capable of communicating the message of the Old Testament in the communicative praxis of the Christian community and the modern society without reading by force Christ into the Old Testament.

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W. G. Thirion, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa



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