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Die gebruik van die Ou Testament in die beg ronding van die kerk se kultuurtaak - 'n hermeneutiese probleem

A. P.B Breytenbach
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 4 | a1553 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i4.1553 | © 1996 A. P.B Breytenbach | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 13 December 1996

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A. P.B Breytenbach, Departement Ou-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Afd A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The use of the Old Testament in motivating the church's responsibility towards the social order - a hermeneutical issue. The conviction within the ranks of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika that the church has a responsibility with regard to the social order is strongly based on a reading of the Old Testament which can be traced back to Calvin. The hermeneutics underlying this kind of reading of the Old Testament basically works with a 'deeper' meaning - a meaning which can be brought to light by means of typological exegesis. The author argues that this kind of hermeneutics cannot be maintained in the aftermath of historical-critical research. The argument is put forward that the church does not have a responsibility when it comes to the structuring of society. The theological position of the author is one which links up with qialectical theology.


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