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The University of Western Cape Project on Ecclesiology and Ethics
(John Wiley & Sons, 2015)
In its simplest terms, the tension between ecclesiology and ethics is between what the church is and what it does, between what it is supposed to be and what it is supposed to do, between what it believes about itself ...
In die netwerk van nadenke oor die omgewing
In the network of thinking about the environment. This contribution is based on a talk delivered at a conference for continuous education for pastors. The argument commences with reflections on thinking with one's hands, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
What on Earth did God create? Overtures to an ecumenical theology of creation
(John Wiley & Sons, 2014)
The need for an adequate theology of creation is typically taken for granted given the familiarity of the theme in terms of the Christian confession. However, at times there has been a dangerous neglect of creation theology ...
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 ...
On Jesus Christ as Mediator of creation
(Stellenbosch University, 2013)
This contribution offers reflection on two of Dirkie Smit's conversation partners, namely Herman Bavinck and Karl Barth. It notes that both are deeply Trinitarian theologians, but also that such a Trinitarian approach has ...