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J.H. le Roux’s philosophy of religion

Jaco W. Gericke
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 34, No 2 | a827 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v34i2.827 | © 2013 Jaco W. Gericke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 January 2013 | Published: 04 September 2013

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Jaco W. Gericke, Faculty of Humanities, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa


J.H. le Roux had a passion for philosophy. His writings contain recourse to the history of philosophy in a way that bespeaks a deep underlying interest in the subject. This much is relatively well-known. This contribution, by contrast, aims at reconstructing something hitherto mostly covert: Le Roux’s philosophy of religion. Of interest is what his writings presuppose about the nature of religion, religious language, the nature of God, the existence of God, religious epistemology, the relation between religion and morality and the problem of religious pluralism.


Jurie Le Roux; Old Testament scholar; philosophy of religion; Continental philosophy


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