Historical understanding and rethinking the foundations

This article contributes to the fundamental rethinking of New Testament scholarship being undertaken by New Testament scholars attached to the University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa. The thrust of the article holds that the historical Jesus research is of the utmost importance an...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 63; no. 3; pp. 983 - 998
Main Author: Le Roux, Jurie
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 09-01-2007
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Summary: This article contributes to the fundamental rethinking of New Testament scholarship being undertaken by New Testament scholars attached to the University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa. The thrust of the article holds that the historical Jesus research is of the utmost importance and it puts the emphasis on the individuality of an event and the contribution of nineteenth century reflection on history. As point of departure and further elaboration it accentuates the notion that history writing must be a form of homecoming.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v63i3.241