Original Research - Special Collection: Kerkhervorming 1517-2017

Die lewe en werk van Frances Young (1939–) en Dorothee Sölle (1929–2003): ʼn Leksikografiese bydrae tot Reformasie 500

Tanya Van Wyk, Neltjie C. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 1 | a4645 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i1.4645 | © 2017 Tanya Van Wyk, Neltjie C. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 27 July 2017

About the author(s)

Tanya Van Wyk, Department of Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Neltjie C. van Wyk, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The contribution of two women to the Reformed heritage: The life and work of Frances Young (1939–) and Dorothee Sölle (1929–2003). This article is a lexicographical overview of the life and work of two specific women, Frances Young and Dorothee Sölle. The purpose of this is to highlight the reformed character of their respective theologies. Both are characterised by reflection on and reaction to the fragility of human life and the brokenness of the human condition. They are among the ‘cloud of witnesses’ that bear testimony to the impact and heritage of the Reformation.


Lexicographic; Reformation 500; Frances Young; Dorothee Soelle; life; work; theology; human condition; heritage; church and world


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