Verbum et Ecclesia (Aug 1994)

Die weg van die Here in die woestyn oftewel God se grootpad in die wildernis: Oor <i>A Story of two Ways</i>

  • J. A. Loader

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 15, no. 2
pp. 391 – 413


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The Lord�s way in the desert or: God�s highway in the Wilderness. On A Story of two Ways This paper contends that the history of the study of the Old Testament in South Africa, written by Professor J. H. le Roux, is a very important work, although flawed in certain respects. It is argued that the author himself reads his texts too �immanently', that he paints static portraits of scholars while discarding development, that an either-or picture is drawn in which such overriding concern for an �immanent�-historical opposition is manifested that the result is an oversimplified presentation with apologetic overtones, and that the criteria for inclusion in the hook are applied arbitrarily.