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" 'n Oop en vry teologiese debat met werklike diepgang"

A. G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 57, No 1/2 | a1839 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v57i1/2.1839 | © 2001 A. G. van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2001 | Published: 14 December 2001

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A. G. van Aarde, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap Fakulteit Teologie Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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"An in-depth open theological discussion". This article reflects a conversation between Andries G van Aarde and Gert Pelser. G M M Pelser was professor of New Testament at the University of Pretoria from 1972 to 2001. The following issues were discussed: the influence of the Reformation and Aufldirung on Biblical interpretation; methodology of exegesis; the role of extra-canonical writings; a canon in the canon; the use of the Bible at the university and in the church; Bible translation; the interrelationship between theology and culture; a critical evaluation of the ''peoples' church" ("volkskerk"); "the church as corpus permixtum; ministry rather than office; confessionalism; Pauline themes; the theological heritage of Rudolf Bultmann.


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