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Die ‘postmoderne’ stempel in die Nuwe-Testamentiese hermeneutiek

G. C.J. Nel, A. G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 3 | a2511 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i3.2511 | © 1993 G. C.J. Nel, 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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G. C.J. Nel, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
A. G. van Aarde, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The ‘postmodern’ stamp in the hermeneutics of the New Testament
It is often said that we are presently in a ‘postmodern’ age. A variety of definitions and opinions are given on what ‘postmodernism’ should be. Writers and interprete rs increasingly call themselves ‘postmodern’. This study focuses on reader-response criticism and the political reading o f texts as two approaches which make themselves known as ‘postmodern’. In the light of the insights of Jacques Derrida the essence of postmodernism is put into words and the claims of our being ‘postmodern’ are weighed up.

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