Te Deum Laudamus – Grosser Gott, wir loben dich. A discussion of translations in Afrikaans.

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Te Deum Laudamus – Grosser Gott, wir loben dich. A discussion of translations in Afrikaans.
 
Creator Kloppers, Elsabé
 
Subject Cultural Studies; Hymnody; Hymnology; Translation hymns; Te Deum; psalms; hymnology; translation; praise; theology
Description Te Deum Laudamus – Grosser Gott, wir loben dich. A discussion of translations in Afrikaans. The German hymn ‘Grosser Gott, wir loben dich’, written by the Catholic priest, Ignaz Franz (1719–1790), is based on the ‘Te Deum’, one of the oldest hymns in the Christian tradition. The ‘Te Deum’ and the original German text of ‘Großer Gott’ are discussed and a short overview of the reception of the text is given. It is followed by a discussion of translations into Afrikaans: a text in a Lutheran hymnal, the two versions included in the second official hymnal of the Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa (1978), and another version, also included in the current (third) official hymnal, Liedboek van die Kerk (2001). Theological and hymnological aspects, as well as connections and similarities with the ‘Te Deum’ and the original text in German are investigated.Contribution: The background and reception history of the hymn Grosser Gott, wir loben dich are given, and various translations into Afrikaans are discussed with regard to differences and similarities to the original text. It is shown that changes to texts could contribute to hymns being used to promote strange issues.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-12-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Hermeneutical discussion; analyses of literature
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i4.6146
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 4 (2020); 8 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6146/16979 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6146/16978 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6146/16980 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6146/16977
 
Coverage South Africa Early Christian singing to current context —
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