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Lewenspeil, verlossing van sonde en MIV en VIGS in Suider-Afrika: Gedagtes uit die Gereformeerde tradisie

Montagu Murray
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 61, No 4 | a491 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v61i4.491 | © 2005 Montagu Murray | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 October 2005 | Published: 13 October 2005

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Montagu Murray, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Standard of living, forgiveness of sins and HIV/aids in Southern Africa: Notions from the Reformed tradition

The article reflects on the relation between standard of living and forgiveness of sins by examining a few significant perspectives from the Reformed tradition. The contemplation results in the invention of a B&S-SCHEME (beggar-and-sinner scheme) recommended by the author as an aid to a more nuanced reflection on theological propositions concerning the relationship between standard of living and the forgiveness of sins. In conclusion, theological propositions on the relationship between a person or group’s HIV-status and guilt and/or innocence before God are examined as an illustration of the application possibility of the B&SSCHEME.


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