Original Research - Special Collection: Structural subjects - Church History and Systematic Theology

Theologie als (her)interpretatie: Zesentwintig overwegingen

Gijsbert D.J. Dingemans
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2608 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2608 | © 2014 Gijsbert D.J. Dingemans | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 January 2014 | Published: 23 July 2014

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Gijsbert D.J. Dingemans, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Department of Systematic Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Theology as (re)interpretation: Twenty-six considerations. The article consists of 26 points of reflection by means of which the nature of theological discourse is considered as a hermeneutical process. These indicators cover aspects such as the relationship between the natural sciences and religious thinking; hermeneutics; philosophy; ultimacy; symbolic meaningfulness; Old Testament roots; historical Jesus; Christological dogmatics; creation and Spirit; kenosis; and social concern. The article concludes in its last reflection with the claim that plurality in both religious discourse and ecclesiastical structures is the challenge for theology, so as to remain relevant in the present-day scientific discourse and religiosity and to be obedient to the vocation of Jesus.


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