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Elritia le Roux
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 31, No 1 | a347 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.347 | © 2010 Elritia le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 November 2009 | Published: 29 March 2010


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Abstract

The hypothesis offered in this study is that the Johannine texts are authoritative, canononical documents with the inherent potential that is applicable to the practical lives of the faithful. Since Biblical texts are the product of the patriarchal culture within which they originated, a hermeneutic of suspicion becomes essential. In the interaction between the Biblical text and the contemporary context, a creative space is being created which requires a humble attitude from the exegetes to acknowledge the temporary nature of their findings. We need to look past the patriarchal nature and language towards a more inclusive paradigm. The Bible does not bind us to a rigid way of living, but liberates us for the appreciation of the healing power of God

Keywords

onderdrukking; vrou; post-modern; kerk; Afrikaner

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