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Die dwaalleer in Kolosse (2): die boodskap van die Kolossensebrief

W. Vergeer
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 29, No 3 | a1548 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v29i3.1548 | © 1995 W. Vergeer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 1995 | Published: 12 June 1995

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W. Vergeer,, South Africa

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In this article the aim is to investigate the applicability of the strategy used by the author of the letter to the Colossians. The contemporary socio-historic and philosophic context of the New Age Movements is used as a test-case. Various striking similarities between the New Age Movement and a heresy are consequently revealed - a heresy against which the author warns the Colossians in Col. 2:8. Cosmological, anthropological and theological similarities are pointed out. The possible message of Colossians in a first-century context and in the context of the present-day New Age Movement is revealed.

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