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Tradisie en gesag in die teologie

A. P.B. Breytenbach
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 43, No 1/2 | a5741 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v43i1/2.5741 | © 1987 A. P.B. Breytenbach | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 August 2019 | Published: 29 June 1987

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Tradition and authority in theology
The problem of authority in theology is as old as the Bible itself. Authority comes into question especially when a new trend in theology diverges from the approved. One can claim authority for a 'new' theology by reinterpretation of an authoritative tradition; by miracle stories; by association of one's theological point of view with an authoritative person from the past; and by an appeal to the oldest stratum in the authoritative text or tradition. This article concentrates mainly on the Biblical era.


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