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’n Krities-hermeneutiese perspektief op die huwelik in ’n postmoderne era

Anet E. Dreyer, Andries G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 63, No 2 | a225 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v63i2.225 | © 2007 Anet E. Dreyer, Andries G. van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 2007 | Published: 06 May 2007

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Anet E. Dreyer, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Andries G. van Aarde, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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A critical-hermeneutical perspective on marriage in postmodern times

This research report consists of two articles. The first part is titled: Biblical models of marriage: A critical perspective. In the first article the book of Adrian Thatcher (1999) Marriage after modernity: Christian marriage in postmodern times, is discussed in conjunction with other relevant studies. His hermeneutical approach identifies five Biblical models of marriage. An overview and discussion of these models lead to the question of whether these models could assist in understanding the essence of marriage in postmodern times. Based on the research of recent studies, this second article is an attempt to modify and implement his models as a possible framework and guidelines to address the complexity of marriage in our context.

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