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Oor doodloopstrate en omweë: kanttekeninge by die boek Doodloopstrate van die geloof — ’n Perspektief op die Nuwe Hervorming

IJJ Spangenberg

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 1 (2006), 361-373. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i1.146

Submitted: 21 September 2006
Published:  17 November 2006


In 2002 a number of biblical scholars in South Africa published a book with the title Die Nuwe Hervorming (= The New Reformation). Since then reformed theologians and church councils in South Africa reacted vehemently and accused these scholars of heresy. The debate about a possible new reformation has not abated. Professor J J F Durand, theologian and former vice-principal of the University of Western Cape, recently published a book with the title Doodloopstrate van die geloof – ’n Perspektief op die Nuwe Hervorming (= Culs-de-sac of the Christian religion – a perspective on the New Reformation). He is of the opinion that the scholars who advocate a new reformation are merely followers of Rudolf Bultmann. The article argues that Durand and like minded reformed theologians in South Africa ignore the latest research in biblical studies and therefore adhere to fundamentalist opinions about the Bible and church doctrines.

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IJJ Spangenberg, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa


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