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'n Kennissosiologiese benadering tot die dag van die Here in 2 Petrus

Gert Malan, Andies van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 54, No 3/4 | a1427 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v54i3/4.1427 | © 1998 Gert Malan, Andies van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 1998 | Published: 12 December 1998

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Gert Malan, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Afd A), Universiteit van Pretoia, South Africa
Andies van Aarde, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Afd A), Universiteit van Pretoia, South Africa

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Abstract

The day of the Lord in 2 Peter from the perspective of the sociologyof knowledge. The concept the day of the Lord in 2 Peter is, as a mythological expression, an example of analogical language. However, the meaning of this mytheme is not clear to modern people who do not share the mythological world-view of the author of 2 Peter. Although the historical roots ofthe day of the Lord has been thoroughly researched, the aspect of analogical language has not received much attention. The meaning of the day of the Lord needs to be explored with the aid of a method which has the capacity to probe the meaning of analogical language. The sociology of knowledge offers such a method, especially with its potenial to analyse symbolic universes. This article is an atempt at applying the sociology of knowledge to the day of the Lord in 2 Peter in order to render itsmeaning for modern readers.


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