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Strategies towards a reformation of the theology-based approach to Christian scholarship

R. Coletto
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 43, No 2 | a225 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v43i2.225 | © 2009 R. Coletto | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2009 | Published: 26 July 2009

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R. Coletto, School of Philosophy, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa

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This article tries to offer an alternative to the theology-based approach to Christian scholarship, which I have critically presented in a previous contribution. A demarcation criterion between science and non-science is provided, then attention is drawn to a few other distinctions which are often missing or neglected in the theology-based approach. Furthermore, an alternative view of theology is sketched, and the role of the Bible in Christian scholarship is discussed. Finally, a few characteristics of the proposed approach to Christian scholar- ship are clarified and a few advantages of this model are highlighted.


Christian scholarship; Demarcation Criterion; Encyclopaedia Of The Sciences; Istituto Di Formazione Evangelica E Documentazione IFED Theology


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