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Oor die Bybel, Bybellees en etiek: in gesprek met Gerrie Snyman

J. H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 42, No 4 | a287 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v42i4.287 | © 2008 J. H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2008 | Published: 27 July 2008

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J. H. van Wyk, Navorser: Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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On the Bible, Bible reading and ethics: in debate with Gerrie Snyman
Without doubt Gerrie Snyman produced a book which attests to an existential grappling with questions about Christian faith, the Bible and understanding of the Bible. The author refers to apart- heid, women in office and homosexual persons as examples of misunderstanding and misuse of the Bible. He advocates a re- interpretation of the Bible in which the authors (of the Bible), the context of the authors, the context of the first and the context of the modern readers be taken into account fully. The classic way of reading the Bible is outdated and should be exchanged for a more critical approach to the Bible. The author of this article investigates the question as to whether Snyman is not guilty of a naïve form of rationalism and relationism.


Bible; Bible Interpretation; Bible Reading; Naïve Rationalism


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