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Temaprediking uit die Nuwe Testament

By G. M. M. Pelser


Preaching themes from the New Testament The issue addressed in this essay is the question as to the legitimacy and possibility of theme preaching from the New Testament in view of the indisputable diversity in the New Testament. After having given some illustrations of thematic diversity in the New Testament, a number of guidelines is drawn comprising in substance the following: the thematic diversity, and in some cases irreconcilability, in the New Testament should be regarded as a fact and may not be ignored; diversity per se should not, however, be viewed negatively; every witness should be treated separately and independently; as far as two or more witnesses concur, they may be treated jointly; one should not attempt to dissolve the diversity by means of harmonisation; in those cases, however, where witnesses contradict one another, a choice between them will, depending on one's theological point of view, be unavoidable

Topics: The Bible, BS1-2970, Practical Theology, BV1-5099
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 1987
DOI identifier: 10.4102/hts.v43i3.2268
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