The Concept of Philosophy in Post-Apartheid Western Historical Overviews of South African Old Testament Scholarship

  • Jaco Gericke North-West University
Keywords: Old Testament, South African perspectives, histories of interpretation, post-apartheid era, meta-philosophy

Abstract

This article seeks to clarify the concept of “philosophy” as it appeared within popular overviews of South African Old Testament scholarship published in the post-apartheid era. After providing a typology of related research, the discussion proceeds with the identification of the words “philosophy”/“philosophical” in the associated colonialist scholarly discourses. The latter part involves a brief classification, commentary and critique of the meta-philosophical assumptions supervening on the associated intra- and cross-disciplinary contexts.

Author Biography

Jaco Gericke, North-West University

Associate Research Professor

Faculty of Theology

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Published
2018-10-29