Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Dangers of Deuteronomy a Page from the Reception History of the Book

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter talks about the reception of concepts and portions from the book of Deuteronomy by the majority of South African Dutch Reformed theologians from about 1930 to 1960, the time during which the policy of apartheid was invented, formulated and defended. In their discussion of reception aesthetics Fokkema & Ibsch remark that, since reception aesthetics accepts the mutability of an aesthetic object, it "cannot avoid discussing problems of historical and cultural relativity, and taking a stand on the questions of understanding and the 'fusion of horizons'. One's own epoch, they assert, is an essential element in the constitution of the aesthetic object. Accordingly, knowledge of the historical circumstances and mindset of pro-apartheid readers of Deuteronomy could enhance insight not only into the contribution of their historicity to their construction of Deuteronomy's meaning (their aesthesis), but also uncover their interests in the meanings generated (their ideology).

Keywords: Deuteronomy; ideology; policy of apartheid; South African Dutch

10.1163/9789004275775_003
/content/books/b9789004275775s003
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Studies in Deuteronomy — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation