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Enkele grondbeskouings van Johanna Brandt se denke

D. J.D. Taljard, P. J. van der Merwe
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 1/2 | a2492 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i1/2.2492 | © 1993 D. J.D. Taljard, P. J. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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

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Abstract

Some basic concepts of Johanna Brandt’s thinking
Johanna Brandt was the wife of a well-known Transvaal minister of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk during the first half of the twentieth century. During 1916 she had a number of visionary experiences which influenced the rest of her life. She was visited by a ‘celestial messenger’ and finally by the ‘Son o f G o d ’ himself who anointed her with the gift of prophecy and called upon her to devote her life to proclaming the message of salvation and hope to South Africa and the world. She entertained some highly unorthodox theological ideas: She reformulated the Trinity as God the Father, God the Son (Christ) and the Holy Spirit (God the Mother). Apart from God transcendent (explained in pantheistic and naturalistic terms) she also spoke of God immanent, that is in man. Her (mystic) message of salvation was: Man must seek heaven within himself.

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