Verdien Homo naledi ‘n plek in ons familie-album? ‘n Teologiese besinning oor die evoluering van spiritualiteit met spesifieke verwysing na die begraafplaasteorie van Lee Berger en die ‘Rising-Star’-ekspedisie

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dc.contributor.author Pienaar, J.J. (Kobus)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-16T06:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-16T06:34:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-06
dc.description This research is part of the project, ‘Contextualized Reformed Theology in South Africa’, directed by Dr Andre Ungerer of the Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The discovery of a new homonin species called Homo naledi evoked unprecedented interest, even outside the scientific disciplines who are researching extinct homonin species. The reason for this is that Prof. Lee Berger, attached to the University of the Witwatersrand and his team, known as the Rising Star-expedition, came to the conclusion that the fossils that were discovered in the Dinaledi cave room in Sterkfontein outside Johannesburg in 2013, were placed there deliberately. The theory postulates the possibility of symbolic or ritual behaviour by a species that lived and later became extinct approximately 1 to 2 million years ago. If this is indeed the case, it also offers theologians the opportunity to join the conversation with regard to the evolvement of our spirituality and religiousness. This article is an attempt to render a contribution, with the data available to us, about the value of the prehistoric signs of spirituality with specific reference to the so-called cemetery theory. Together with this, other usable theories will be employed to consider the possible signs of ritual and symbolic behaviour by Homo naledi. The condition for a meaningful discussion about the evolvement of our spirituality and religiousness is that epistemological contours be clearly drawn. With the first part of the article these contours are drawn and with the second part the possible implications of the cemetery theory are reviewed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Reformed Theological College en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pienaar, K., 2017, ‘Verdien Homo naledi ‘n plek in ons familie-album? ‘n Teologiese besinning oor die evoluering van spiritualiteit met spesifieke verwysing na die begraafplaasteorie van Lee Berger en die ‘Rising-Star’- ekspedisie’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(1), a4720. https://DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v73i1.4720. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i1.4720
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66158
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Homo naledi en_ZA
dc.subject Scientific disciplines en_ZA
dc.subject Rising Star-expedition en_ZA
dc.subject Sterkfontein en_ZA
dc.title Verdien Homo naledi ‘n plek in ons familie-album? ‘n Teologiese besinning oor die evoluering van spiritualiteit met spesifieke verwysing na die begraafplaasteorie van Lee Berger en die ‘Rising-Star’-ekspedisie en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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