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Francois Jacobus van Zyl, hoogleraar 1960-1978

P. J. van der Merwe, D. J. C. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 1/2 | a2406 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i1/2.2406 | © 1992 P. J. van der Merwe, D. J. C. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1992 | Published: 09 January 1992

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P. J. van der Merwe, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
D. J. C. van Wyk, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Francois Jacobus van Zyl, professor 1960-1978
Professor Francois Jacobus van Zyl (6th May 1913-) served as head of the Department of Science of Religion and Missiology, Faculty of Theology (Sec A), University of Pretoria, during the period 1960-1978. This article (compiled from two previously published articles) contains a short biography, a discussion of his views on theology, Science of Religion, Philosophy of Religion, and Missiology. He is portrayed as a theologian with Barthian convictions. He worked from a broad theological base which can be described as ‘theology of the Word’. His primary audience was the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk and his theological activities (especially in the period 1960-1983) must be seen in relation to his influential role in the same church.

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