Essays on Being Reformed

Essays on Being Reformed

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What does it mean to be Reformed Christians in the world today a€“ and in Africa and South Africa? What does it mean to commemorate the legacy of John Calvin (1509-1564) after 500 years a€“ in a modern world characterised by democracy, by popular notions of human dignity and human rights, by worldwide struggles for individual freedoms and for social justice, by a global economy in crisis a€“ when social historians argue about the lasting contribution of Calvin and his followers precisely with respect to all these modern phenomena? The 28 essays by Dirkie Smit selected for this volume deal with such questions.Any attempt to show a€œroots in Calvina#39;s own worka€ is of course highly contested. ... South African theology has been a prime example of such conflicts of interpretation, but it is also true of the broader Reformed family, and definitely is the caseanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Being Reformed
Author:Dirkie Smit
Publisher:AFRICAN SUN MeDIA - 2009-01-01


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