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Bibil Identifier bibil:219571
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Kosmiese mag in Pseudo-Aristoteles, De mundo, en die Nuwe Testament
Author Thom, Johan C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 68, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language Afrikaans
Pages 7 p. Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In order to locate the cosmological views underlying the writings of Paul and other New Testament (NT) authors within their historical contexts it is necessary to compare them with other contemporary worldviews, such as those expressed in philosophical writings of the period. New Testament research has thus far concentrated on the most popular and influential philosophical traditions of NT times, that is, Stoicism and Middle Platonism. Other philosophical traditions may however also offer valuable insights. In this article I suggested that the De mundo attributed to Aristotle but probably dating from the 1st century BCE or CE provides early evidence for a splitting up of the demiurgic function of God in order to preserve God’s transcendence. I furthermore argued that a similar division of divine functions is also evident in some NT texts, for example, John 1, Colossians 1, and Hebrews 1. This notion is explored using Colossians 1 as example.
DOI 10.4102/ hts.v68i1.1102
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : World View / Cosmology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : World (Concept of)
Pericopes Colossians 1
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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