HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies

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Die Fakulteit Teologie (Afd A) aan die Universiteit van Pretoria; Vrae oor sy identiteit en sy problematiek

J P Oberholzer


The Faculty of Theology (Sec A) at the University of Pretoria; Inquiiy into its identity and problem areas

This article is a short survey of theological viewpoints on the character and task of the church, as reflected in church literature during the past 75 years. It is shown
that political history after World War II had a marked effect on thinking in the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk and that recent changes on the political scene pose
penetrating questions to theologians. A full inquiiy into the contours of self-definition is called for and some relevant issues are indicated; an honest evaluation in
respect of the political and social context which is reflected in positions adopted, a pastoral compassion which takes note of human misery, cognisance of the
ecumenical character of the church, and ethical and academic responsibility.
AJOL African Journals Online