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A Flower Without Protection A Response To Jeremy Punt

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This chapter presents a letter written by Hans Snoek to Jeremy Punt. The letter is in response to Jeremy's paper Biblical Hermeneutics, Actualisation and Marginality in the New South Africa". In his paper, Jeremy describes two examples of the use of the bible in South Africa: the way the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) is trying to base its view(s) on homosexuality on the bible; and secondly, a Christmas speech by Ebrahim Rasool, the Premier of the Western Cape Province. The chapter outlines Hans's views on the two case studies. After reading Jeremy's paper, Hans says that, he is left with the distinct impression that the bible is as a flower without protection, flourishing apparently more among its vernacular readers than those from the Christian reformed tradition.

Keywords: biblical hermeneutics; Dutch Reformed Church (DRC); Ebrahim Rasool; Hans Snoek; Jeremy Punt

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