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Analities-deskriptiewe oorsig van die gebruik van die term sinkretisme: “Die definisie van die probleem en die probleem met die definisie”

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Author(s): J. Beyers

Journal: Hervormde Teologiese Studies
ISSN 0259-9422

Volume: 59;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
An analytic-descriptive overview of the use of the term syncretism: “The definition of the problem and the pro-blem with the definition”Contemplating syncretism entails defining the concept. Definitions of syncretism are many and diverse. This fact does not only suggest a problem with the definition, but also contributes to the perplexity of the issue. Various strategies may be followed to break the impasse: redefining syncretism, abolishing the term or acceptance of a plurality of perspectives. The article aims to illuminate the complexity of syncretism, as well as attempting to reach a useable definition. It proposes a neutral approach and way of defining this complex concept.

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