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Nuwe-Testamentiese perspektiewe op egskeiding

S. J. Joubert
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 13, No 1 | a1045 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v13i1.1045 | © 1992 S. J. Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 July 1992 | Published: 18 July 1992

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Abstract

New Testament perspectives on divorce
New Testament perspectives on divorce practices in the first century Mediterranean world is first of all undertaken. Against this socio-historical framework the New Testament "divorce" texts are then analysed. Pronouncements on divorce in the Synoptic Gospels and the Pauline corpus, being our main sources of information in this regard, are respectively investigated in terms of their communicative functions within their textual and cultural contexts. A short summary of the New Testament views with regards to marriage and divorce, and the intercultural relevance thereof, concludes the essay.

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