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Teologisering vir die gesekulariseerde mens

J. H. Koekemoer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 45, No 2 | a2275 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v45i2.2275 | © 1989 J. H. Koekemoer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 1989 | Published: 08 January 1989

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Abstract

Doing theology for secularised man
One of the problems of theology today is how to tell the stoiy of Jesus to modern man in such a way that he still can belief in God. Paul van Buren tried to make the gospel comprehensible to modern man by making use of the verification principle of linguistic analysis, and he consequently reduced the whole of the gospel to a single content, that of freedom, around which he them thematised a theology that according to him, should be relevant. By bringing about this reduction he argued that the gospel should be stripped of all metaphysical content so that it could pass the test of verification and lay claim to truth and reality. Because he argued in terms of the logic postivism we can not accept his method. But the issue is still on the table namely: How to translate the gospel and the simbols of the church in such a way that it still can communicate with modern man. On this issue the Dogmatics is still working and by using various methods tries to find answers on this important issue.

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