Original Research - Special Collection: 100 Jaar Hervormde Teologie

Efesiërs 1:14 en 1:22, 23 as ’n skriftuurlike maksimum-minimum vir die ekklesiologie

Barry J. Van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 1 | a4073 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i1.4073 | © 2017 Barry J. Van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 2016 | Published: 24 March 2017


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Abstract

Ephesians 1:14 and 1:22, 23 as a scriptural maximum-minimum for ecclesiology. Against the background of a membership decline in mainstream churches in South Africa and abroad, and conscious of the theological debate in which a missional ecclesiology is presented as at least part of the modern-day solution to the problem, this article points in the direction of a Christological ecclesiology as an important ecclesiological point of departure. The article gives an exegetical outline of Ephesians 1:14 and 1:22, 23 as a critical maximum-minimum for a Christological ecclesiology and as a means of making missional ecclesiology more acceptable.


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