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

J. P. Oberholzer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 1/2 | a2416 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i1/2.2416 | © 1992 J. P. Oberholzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1992 | Published: 09 January 1992

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J. P. Oberholzer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The Faculty of Theology (Sec A) at the University of Pretoria: Inquiry 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 inquiry 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.


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