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Koninkryksteologie of verbondsteologie?

Adrio König
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 44, No 2 | a2214 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v44i2.2214 | © 1988 Adrio König | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1988 | Published: 07 January 1988

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Adrio König,, South Africa

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Abstract

Kingdom Theology and Covenant Theology
One of the tasks of Systematic Theology is to relate different aspects of the Christian Faith. This is often done by using a key concept. Well-known in Reformed Theology are the concepts Kingdom of God and Covenant. To put a theology developed along one key concept over against other theologies, is a rather apologetic and unfruitful approach. To relate such theologies meaningfully to each other, is an ecumenical, daring and rewarding approach. Both a Kingdom Theology and a Covenant Theology can be enriched by such an exercise. A Kingdom Theology tends to become impersonal and hard, while a Covenant approach may foster familiarity. Mutual exposure may prevent such extremes.

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