Original Research - Special Collection: A.G.van Aarde Festschrift

Andries van Aarde – A sideways glance: His theological and hermeneutical contribution to the South African scene

Gerda de Villiers
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 67, No 1 | a1033 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i1.1033 | © 2011 Gerda de Villiers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 February 2011 | Published: 14 April 2011

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This article pays tribute to Andries van Aarde’s theological and hermeneutical contribution. His research unfolds in three phases: a narrative reading of the text, a social scientific investigation of the context and an ‘ideal construct’ of the historical Jesus. Despite the theoretical nature of these inquiries, Van Aarde indicates convincingly their practical value for the church and society on the whole.


Andries van Aarde; context; hermeneutics; historical Jesus; narrative reading


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