HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Jan 1988)

Selfgetuienis en interpretasie

  • P. C. Potgieter

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 44, no. 2
pp. 420 – 433


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Self-evidence and interpretation Hermeneutics has become a major issue in current theological thought. It is quite apparent that the interpretation of Holy Scripture is one of the most often discussed subjects amongst theologians. As to the authority of the Bible, its self-evidence is a particularly noticeable factor. This in turn has a direct bearing on the explicatio and applicatio o f Scripture in preaching, and consequently on the very life of the church. It is argued that, even though the human factor should not be minimized, God Himself is subject of his Word in those various statures in which it addresses mankind.