The church is one of the primary contexts in which theology is done. In the
South African theology education debate the implications which this context
has for the nature of theological education has not yet been adequately
described. This article therefore intends dealing with this issue. The well
known four attributes of the church are used as indicators of the nature of
theological education which results in confessionality, spirituality,
ecumenicity and hermeneutics being identified as its main dimensions.
Continued 2001 as 'Verbum et Ecclesia'
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