The historical understanding of the Old Testament in South Africa : Colenso, Le Roux and beyond

  title={The historical understanding of the Old Testament in South Africa : Colenso, Le Roux and beyond},
  author={Hendrik L. Bosman},
  journal={Verbum Et Ecclesia},
  • H. Bosman
  • Published 4 September 2013
  • History
  • Verbum Et Ecclesia
Isaiah Berlin quoted Archilochus to distinguish between two styles of academic reasoning that, to some extent, summarises the transition of historiography from Modernism to Postmodernism: ‘The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing.’ The modernistic master narratives of the first half of the 20th century (quests for the ‘centre of the Old Testament’ etc.) were in obvious decline during the second half of the 20th century and, triggered by the Annales school of historiography… 
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