CONTEMPORARY FUNDAMENTALISM AND FJM POTGIETER’S THEOLOGY

Hans S. A. Engdahl

Abstract


In this article Afrikaner theology articulated by FJM Potgieter is compared to contemporary
fundamentalism. Potgieter’s theology is built on certain biblical principia that
represent revealed truth and therefore are irreducible principles applicable in all spheres
of life. These principles are also confirmed by common grace in the God-given dispensation
of peoples and races. Contemporary fundamentalism would often begin with a select
tradition that is strictly applied to the present. Often it is about a religious tradition that is
used as a means to a political outcome. The article argues that Potgieter’s theology has
unmistakable elements of such contemporary fundamentalism.

Keywords


Contemporary Fundamentalism; Select tradition; Orthodoxy; Heterodoxy; Afrikaner theology; Apartheid; Pluriformity; Biblical Principles; Conservatism; Modernity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/107-0-136

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