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Kultuurimperialisme as ’n hermeneutiese dilemma: Eerste-wêreldse en Derde-wêreldse perspektiewe op Jesus as die Seun van God

Andries van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 50, No 1/2 | a2560 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v50i1/2.2560 | © 1994 Andries van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1994 | Published: 13 January 1994

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Andries van Aarde, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The hermeneutical dilemma of cultural imperialism: First-World and the Third-World perspectives on Jesus as the Son of God
In this essay the hermeneutical dilemma of cultural imperialism in the engagement of First-World theology with Third-World theology is addressed by means of a hermeneutics of conversation. The Christological title ‘Son of God’ serves as a case study. Western ontological Christology is compared with the christological perspective in African theology of the Son of God as elder brother and as ancestor. Both these perspectives are interpreted in the light of the evidence in the New Testament.

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