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'n Nuwe antwoord op 'n ou probleem: Die kritiese realisme van Wentzel van Huyssteen

G. C. Velthuysen
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 43, No 1/2 | a5745 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v43i1/2.5745 | © 1987 G. C. Velthuysen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 August 2019 | Published: 29 June 1987

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A new answer to an old question: The critical realism of Wentzel van Huyssteen
In this article a critical investigation is made into the theological model of Professor Wentzel van Huyssteen. His model is placed in the context of the age-old issue of theological rationality and the question whether or not theology is science or as such has a scientific character. His utilisation of latterday philosophical insights into the nature of science in an attempt to arrive at a positive answer, is treated positively - as is his concept and model as such. The gist of his argument is conceded. Conclusions with special relevance to the South African theological situation are drawn while some critical remarks, indicative of the fact that this concept should also only be valued as provisional and not final, are made.

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