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Hoe praat ons oor/van God? Teologiese idiome van gister en van vandag

A. G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 3/4 | a2461 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i3/4.2461 | © 1992 A. G. van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 1992 | Published: 10 January 1992

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A. G. van Aarde, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

How does one speak about/of God? Theological idioms in the past and present
In transitional stages theologians perceive that proven theories, models or methods become dated and that the specific idiom in which one speaks about/of God is not relevant any more. A theological idiom is defined as an example of the dicta used in the framework of a particular conceptual frame of reference. By presenting an overview of selected theological idioms used in the past and present, this article aims to propose a model for practising theology today. The selection is made from the following conceptual frames of reference: Middle Platonism, Aristotelian Scholasticism, Reformed Theology, Reformed Orthodoxy, Liberal Theology, Dialectical Theology and Contextual Theology.

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