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29 06, 2021

Prior to the late twentieth century theologians very rarely gave explicit attention to the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture. In the last fifteen years a handful of writers have begun to address this topic in more detail. This thesis traces the historical treatment of the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture from the time of the Reformation of the sixteenth century up to the present. The scope of this study is restricted to the time period from the Reformation to the present because, “In the Reformation the Bible became the sole authority for belief and practice… it was basically a hermeneutical reformation, a reformation in reference to the approach to the Bible” (Zuck 1991:44). Prior to the Reformation, church fathers such as, Origen (185-254), Clement (155-216), Jerome (347-419), and theologians such as Gregory the Great (540-604), Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), typically interpreted portions of Scripture allegorically. This trend continued until men such as John Wycliffe and Martin Luther began to stress the necessity for a literal-historical-grammatical interpretation of Scripture. The emphasis on a literal interpretation re-emphasised Scripture‟s sufficiency for doctrine, correction, and instruction.

2021-06-29T11:44:17+02:00Jun 29th, 2021|

John 10 is a difficult chapter when considering its chronological order and apparent displacements. Some critics have held that chapter 10 is disordered and therefore have argued for its rearrangement. ...

29 06, 2021

The Determination of Learning Outcomes of Modules at a B.Th Level for Training and Educating Pastors and members of South African Local Churches, and the Relationship of these Learning Outcomes to the Study of Systematic Theology.

2021-06-29T11:19:56+02:00Jun 29th, 2021|

It is patently true that the last 100 years of the previous millennium saw exponential changes in sociology, science and technology, industry and commerce in comparison to the preceding 1800 ...

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