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Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda – die ongemaklike eis

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda – die ongemaklike eis
 
Creator Buitendag, Johan; Universiteit van Pretoria
 
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Description Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda – a hard to do command

This article is a reworked version of the Moderator’s opening address at the 68th General Assembly of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa in October 2007. Against the fourth-century background of Emperor Constantine’s “church politics”, the paper reflects on the first-century rhetoric of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 10:3ff and 17ff about non-worldly, divine weapons of warfare, and about boasting and self-commendation. It shows how Paul understood oral rhetorical words as theatrically performed by employing the genre of the so-called “Fool’s speech” by means of which Paul argues that masks disguise the authentic identity of Christ- followers. Paul’s rhetoric is applied in the article as an appeal to the modern-day church to be ecumenically open and anthropologically inclusive. The article demonstrates the uneasiness of some members in the institutional church to proceed along a path of ongoing reformation (ecclesia reformata semper reformanda).
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2008-01-14
 
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Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v64i1.7
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 64, No 1 (2008); 123-138
 
Language afr
 
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