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Die filosofie kan die teologie help om weg te beweeg van

Pieter H.J. Labuschagne, Jurie H. le Roux
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 1 | a706 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.706 | © 2012 Pieter H.J. Labuschagne, Jurie H. le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 January 2012 | Published: 05 July 2012

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Pieter H.J. Labuschagne, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jurie H. le Roux, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

In the last few decades in South Africa, much emphasis has been placed on unhistorical, synchronistic interpretations of the text of the Old Testament. Very little effort has been made to look into the long historical development of the text from the sources to the present form. Sometimes the advocates of these synchronistic approaches even responded with hostility towards any approach that would, in their words, deny the authority of the text. Their search was for absolute truth, which they believed could be secured by their methods. The uncertainties of historical research were not attractive to them. In this article, we briefly look at Gerhard Von Rad

Keywords

Old Testament; hermeneutics; Gerhard Von Rad; Hans-Georg Gadamer; horizons

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