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Die gebruik van ‘Skrifkritiek’: ’n Herbesinning

H.J.M. van Deventer
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 50, No 2 | a2159 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i2.2159 | © 2016 H.J.M. van Deventer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 2016 | Published: 30 September 2016

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H.J.M. van Deventer, School of Basic Sciences, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa

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The use of ‘Scriptural criticism’: a Reflection.  In the reformed theological world the term Scriptural criticism is a well-known concept. However, no clearly defined definition for this term exists in reformed circles. This contribution endeavours to fill this gap by focusing on the origin of the term specifically in the South African context. Also, it seeks to indicate how the term is used firstly, as having a specific meaning when reference is made to a method of biblical interpretation, as well as secondly, having a more general meaning related to a dogmatic point of view regarding the nature of the Bible and the role of a reader in understanding the Bible. It is suggested that reformed theology in the South African context should rethink the use of this term.


Bybelinterpretasie; Skrifkritiek


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