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‘The Road to Damascus’: ’n Kerklik-teologiese perspektief

C. J. Wethmar
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 1, No 1 | a1015 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v11i1.1015 | © 1990 C. J. Wethmar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 July 1990 | Published: 18 July 1990

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Abstract

"The Road to Damascus": A church theology perspective
This article researches the historical and methodological background to the document The Road to Damascus. Investigation shows that this background is provided by Liberation Theology in general and the views developed by the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians in particular. An analysis of the basic line of thought in The Road to Damascus is made, which is then followed by an attempt to enter into a meaningful dialogue with it. Appreciation is expressed for the social concern voiced by the document. Questions are however raised concerning the axiomatic function accorded to social analysis in a theological statement. It is contended that such a socio-analytical method adversely affects the ability to render an historically adequate interpretation of Biblical and secular texts.

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