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Kenteoretiese besinning oor teologiebeoefening aan die Teologiese Skool van Potchefstroom die afgelope twintig jaar

G. Snyman
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 26, No 2 | a1413 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v26i2.1413 | © 1992 G. Snyman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 June 1992 | Published: 10 June 1992

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G. Snyman,, South Africa

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Abstract

In commemoration of the death a hundred years ago of Dirk Postma, the founding father of the Gereformeerde Kerke in South Africa, this article focuses on the theological creativity of the past twenty years at the Theological School in Potchefstroom. Theological creativity in the GKSA should be viewed in the light of a fear of humanism, horizontalism and secularism. In the churches' zealousness to treat the Bible as the Word of God, in order to be able to say 'Thus says the Lord God’, the need to reflect on the recipients' epistemological presuppositions is not felt. Consequently, Neoplatonism, Positivism and Naive Realism found their way into the theological activity of the TSP. A lack of such reflection on these epistemological presuppositions creates the possibility of projecting them back into the Bible and then investing them with revelational authority.

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