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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Religion, literature and identity in South Africa : the case of Alan Paton : research article

Volume 72, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


Die artikel gebruik onlangse navorsing met betrekking tot die vroeë ongepubliseerde werk van Alan Paton en stel dat baie min navorsing oor die verhouding tussen (Engelstalige) letterkunde en godsdiens in Suid-Afrika verskyn het, al bestaan daar talle voorbeelde van sulke navorsing elders. Een kort gevallestudie van Paton se lesing "God in modern thought" (1934) word aangebied. Die waarde van 'n hermeneutiese benadering tot die letterkunde wat oor menslike identiteit handel in terme van byvoorbeeld inkarnasie word kortliks bespreek en ander moontlikhede word voorgestel.

This article draws on recent research into the early unpublished work of Alan Paton to suggest that the interrelationship of (English-language) literature and religion in South Africa is a much under-researched field despite numerous examples of such research elsewhere. One short case study based on Paton's lecture on "God in modern thought" (1934) is offered. The value of a hermeneutic approach to literature that considers human identity in terms of incarnation, for example, is briefly argued and other possibilities suggested.

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2016-12-11

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