Original Research - Special Collection: HTS 75th Anniversary Maake Masango Dedication

Interculturality in peace-building and mutual edification (Rm 14:19)

Jean-Claude Loba Mkole
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 4 | a5259 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5259 | © 2019 Jean-Claude Loba Mkole | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 September 2018 | Published: 16 April 2019

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Jean-Claude Loba Mkole, Department of Hebrew, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Kenya


This article shows that, according to Romans 14:19, peace-building and mutual edification are closely interrelated. This hypothesis is substantiated through an intercultural method, which explores the issues of peace from a triple perspective: a contemporary culture (DR Congo), an original Biblical culture (Rm 14:19) and a past Church culture (Church Fathers). These three frames basically agree that for restoring and maintaining peace, it is important to fight against its main cause, namely sin. It is equally important to cultivate things that promote peace and mutual edification.


Interculturality; Peace-building; Mutual edification; Rm 14:19; Church Fathers; Original Biblical culture


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