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Probleme rondom die Bybel in die gereformeerde teologie: besinning vanuit ’n Christelike filosofie

B. J. van der Walt
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 42, No 4 | a285 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v42i4.285 | © 2008 B. J. van der Walt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2008 | Published: 27 July 2008

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B. J. van der Walt, Skool vir Filosofie, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

Problems with the Bible in reformed theology: reflections from a Christian philosophical perspective
The motivation for undertaking this investigation is the present tension in the reformed theology and in the reformed churches in South Africa. In spite of the fact that the reformed tradition confesses the authority of the Bible, theologians and church leaders are at the moment divided on how to view and interpret the Scriptures. They disagree about the message of God’s Word in the case of topical issues, for instance whether women should be allowed in ecclesiastical offices or on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality. The author is of the opinion that these tensions in the same church are caused, not only by different methods of interpreting the Bible but, at a much deeper level, also by the way in which one views the Bible according to different worldviews. In trying to resolve these problems and the resulting conflict of opinion, a Christian philosophical approach will be taken instead of the current theological efforts.

Keywords

Inspiration Of Bible; Interpretation Of Bible; View Of Bible; Reformational Philosophy

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