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John Haught on original sin: A conversation
This article engages with John Haught's views on original sin. It offers a brief orientation to discourse on sin in the context of theological debates on human evolution. This is followed by a thick description of Haught's ...
All theology is natural theology: The hermeneutic necessity of natural theology?
(Stellenbosch University, 2011)
This article first offers a brief overview of the history of what is understood under "natural theology". The contrast between the Barthian critique against natural theology and the dangers of repudiating natural theology ...
Twelve theses on the place of Christian theology in multi-disciplinary conversations
I dare to offer the following reflections on the place of Christian theology in multi-disciplinary conversations in order to invite further reflection.
The ambiguity of Johan Heyns: Sitting at Bavinck's left or right hand?
Following some biographic introductory comments, the argument of this contribution proceeds in two steps. First, the distinction between Herman Bavinck's left and right hand is clarified, amongst others with reference ...
Geloof sonder sekerhede? In gesprek met Anton van Niekerk
In this review article of Anton A van Niekerk's recent book Geloof sonder Sekerhede: Hoe kan ek nog glo? (Faith without certainties: How can I still believe?) (2014, Kaapstad: Lux Verbi. ISBN: 9780796318992), three ...
The God of life a counter-intuitive confession
In ecumenical theology the conviction that the triune God may be described as the “God of life” is widely accepted. This became foregrounded with the theology of life initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in ...
Eat and/or be eaten: The evolutionary roots of violence?
This contribution raises the question about where things have gone wrong in evolutionary history. In classic Christian discourse it is typically assumed that the primary problem is human sin, while the problem of natural ...
Ecumenical perspectives on pentecostal pneumatology
This contribution responds to the unbearable but undeniable tension between the ecumenical movement and the Pentecostal movement by exploring the doctrinal differences in this regard. More specifically, the aim is to ...
Is it not God’s mercy that nourishes and sustains us … forever? Some theological perspectives on entangled sustainabilities
This essay explores the question whether and if so what contribution Christian systematic theology can make to contemporary discourse on sustainability and more specifically ‘entangled sustainabilities’. It acknowledges ...
Praying for rain? Reformed perspectives from the Southern African context
This contribution addresses the question raised in this volume whether praying for rain is an appropriate response to the impact of climate change from a Southern African perspective. It commences with a missionary story ...