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Recent developments in South African Jesus research: From Andrie du Toit to Willem Vorster

A. G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 3 | a2500 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i3.2500 | © 1993 A. G. van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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

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Abstract

Besides the introductory remarics this area report consists of five sections, published in two articles: ‘From Andrie du Toit to Willem Vorster’ and ‘From Willem Vorster to Andries van Aarde’. As part of the introductory remarks the titles of various articles that recently appeared on the South African scene are brought together in the first article. With respect to Du Toit, the overview focuses inter alia on an evaluation of his p re view of historical Jesus research in the light of the results of recent North American and South African studies. Vorster’s contribution is discussed according to two themes: the epistemology of ‘post-critical’ historical research and the presuppositions regarding the ‘Jewishness’ of Jesus.

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