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In die Skriflig

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In Skriflig (Online) vol.43 no.2 Cape Town Jan. 2009




Strategies towards a reformation of the theology-based approach to Christian scholarship


Strategieë tot 'n reformasie van die teologie-gebaseerde benadering tot Christelike wetenskap



R. Coletto

School of Philosophy, Potchefstroom Campus. North-West University. Potchefstroom. E-mail:




This article tries to offer an alternative to the theology-based approach to Christian scholarship, which I have critically presented in a previous contribution. A demarcation criterion between science and non-science is provided, then attention is drawn to a few other distinctions which are often missing or neglected in the theology-based approach. Furthermore, an alternative view of theology is sketched, and the role of the Bible in Christian scholarship is discussed. Finally, a few characteristics of the proposed approach to Christian scholarship are clarified and a few advantages of this model are highlighted.


Hierdie artikel poog om 'n alternatief op die teologie-gebaseerde benadering tot Christelike wetenskap, wat ek krities aangebied het in 'n vorige bydrae, voor te stel. 'n Grenslyn tussen wetenskap en nie-wetenskap word getrek, waarna die aandag gevestig word op 'n paar ander onderskeidings wat algemeen uitgelaat of nagelaat word in die teologie-gebaseerde benadering. Verder word n alternatiewe perspektief van teologie geskets en die rol van die Bybel in Christelike wetenskap word bespreek. Ten slotte word 'n paar karakteristieke van die voorgestelde benadering tot Christelike wetenskap verhelder en 'n paar voordele van hierdie model word uitgelig.



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