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The task of understanding the Gospel traditions: Werner Kelber’s contribution to New Testament research

P. J. J. Botha
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 46, No 1/2 | a2295 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v46i1/2.2295 | © 1990 P. J. J. Botha | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 1990 | Published: 08 January 1990

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P. J. J. Botha, University of South Africa, South Africa

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The research of WH Kelber on the Gospel traditions have important implications. His main emphases are summarized and certain aspects briefly commended. A critical discussion concerning the aims of interpretation, the issue of conflicting traditions, the immense problem of orality and the interpretation of Mark is concluded with an argument on the necessity and pitfalls of multidisciplinary research.

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