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Bibil Identifier bibil:230312
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sola Scriptura: Hindrance or catalyst for church unity?
Author Dreyer, Yolanda
Author Zeindler, Matthias
Author Case-Winters, Anna
Author Sadananda, Rathnakara
Author Weinrich, Michael
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 8 pages
Abstract In the Reformed tradition sola Scriptura remains a central tenet in the search for truth.Scripture bears witness to the variety of ways in which God has acted in history. It attests to God’s presence in the world and how God transcends the boundaries of human creations. The article focuses on how the Bible is interpreted differently by Christians from various traditions and even amongst Christians of the same tradition. Different hermeneutical approaches, confessional traditions and cultural contexts lead to different conclusions. Especially with regard to controversial ethical issues, different approaches to biblical reasoning lead to greatly differing results. The article reflects on whether sola Scriptura could provide a key to addressing both diversity and ethics more adequately.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2000
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Evangelical Interpretation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Sola scriptura
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Authority of Scripture / Inspiration
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Church Unity
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