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Wolfhart Pannenberg bied 'n weerwoord teen die ontwaarding van die geskiedenis

H. J. Botes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 57, No 3/4 | a1866 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v57i3/4.1866 | © 2001 H. J. Botes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2001 | Published: 14 December 2001

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H. J. Botes, Hervormde Teologiese Kollege, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Wolfhart Pannenberg's thoughts as answer against the devaluation of history. In this day and age, nobody any longer believes in the redemptive essence of history (Lyotard). One result of modernism is that humankind is left without history, due to a number of factors. Thus, history as such, and more specifically, church history as theological discipline, finds itself in a crisis. Yet, despite criticism that can be levelled against Pannenberg's thinking, his theory, nevertheless, serves as an answer against the devaluation of history. Given that, the Person ofthe Risen Lord as head of the church has, unquestionably, throughout the ages occupied a central position in both the history of the church and that of the world, Pannenberg's consideration of Chist's resurrecion, in particular, may stand the church in good stead.

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