n In die Skriflig - A timely wakeup call : the end of theology as Science
De kracht blijkt pas in zwakheid, G.C. den Hertog : book review

Volume 50, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1018-6441
  • E-ISSN: 2305-0853



In [Strength revealed in weakness], Prof G.C. den Hertog of the Theological University Apeldoorn responds to a preliminary report of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science 'Ready for Change' on the future of theology and religious studies in the Netherlands. Within the parameters of this new approach, propositional revelation is no longer a valid basis for science. Consequently, theology will no longer be allowed to claim true pronouncements about God, but will only be allowed to evaluate human religious thinking in a horizontal way. Den Hertog refers to Bultmann's call to demythologise the Bible (1941) as similar development in Germany, and seeks to find a solution in Bonhoeffer's response to Bultmann. It is aimed at students and educators in the field of theology.

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