Original Research - Special Collection: Kerkhervorming 1517-2017

Die veelkantige nawerking van Luther in Halle- Wittenberg: ’n Leksikografiese bydrae tot Reformasie 500 oor August Hermann Francke en Paul Tillich

Ignatius W.C. (Natie) Van Wyk, Elritha le Roux
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 1 | a4658 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i1.4658 | © 2017 Ignatius W.C. (Natie) Van Wyk, Elritha le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 22 September 2017

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Ignatius W.C. (Natie) Van Wyk, Department Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Elritha le Roux, Department New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The article is a lexicographic contribution to Reformation 500. Two relatively unknown Lutheran theologians to the South African public, namely August Francke and Paul Tillich, are presented here. Both were students and lecturers at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. Both of them wanted to be known as Lutheran theologians. The two are totally opposites. Francke was a practical theologian who initiated many diaconal projects that are still active after 300 years. Tillich was a philosopher of religion and a systematic theologian. He made a huge contribution in promoting Lutheran ideas to secular society in the United States of America.


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