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Die teologies-polemiese gerigtheid van Genesis 1-3: implikasies vir die gereformeerde leer oor die erfsonde

N. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 43, No 1 | a216 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v43i1.216 | © 2009 N. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2009 | Published: 26 July 2009

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N. Vorster, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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The theological polemic purpose of Genesis 1-3: implications for the reformed doctrine on original sin
This article focuses on the polemic nature of Genesis 1-3 and the implications thereof on the reformed doctrine regarding original sin. In the first place the views of the creation narratives as historical-literal and mythological material are discussed. Thereafter the article proposes that the creation narratives must be treated as theological material with a polemic and prophetic purpose. The implications of this for the reformed doctrine on original sin are subsequently discussed.


Creation; Foederalism; Original; Polemic; Realism; Sin


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