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Die filosofiese vraagstelling na Anderswees in die kerk1

C. J. Beukes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 4 | a1808 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i4.1808 | © 2000 C. J. Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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C. J. Beukes, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The philosophical problem of Otherness in the church. Employing the critical perspectives of philosophers Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault, this article explores some consequences of the philosophical problem of Otherness within the social realm of the church. The author focuses on the marginalizing effect that instrumental rationality (described as the preferential discourse of modernity) has on the church as an institution of power, with reference to ecumenicity, interfaith discourse and the socio-subjective disposition of women, children and homosexuals in the life and work of the church.

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