The final judgment in African perspectives

Show simple item record Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) 2007-07-09T12:07:59Z 2007-07-09T12:07:59Z 2006-06
dc.description.abstract African churches show little interest in the notion of the final judgment. Various reasons for the lack of interest in this important aspect of biblical faith are discussed. Special attention is given to the problems of time and history as they manifest in African thinking. The idea of punishment as it is perceived in Africa also receives attention. The article looks at the biblical texts on the final judgment from an African perspective. African philosophy and spirituality facilitate a rediscovery of the joyful dimensions of this notion. One of the main arguments is that Africa should not experience insurmountable problems in embracing this aspect of the gospel. On the contrary: Africa can assist the ecumenical world to discover aspects of this message not yet disclosed. The article concludes with a discussion on the fate of the African ancestors. en
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dc.identifier.citation Van Wyk, IWC 2006, 'The final judgment in African perspectives', HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 703-729. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.rights Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Final judgment en
dc.subject.lcsh Judgment Day en
dc.subject.lcsh Future life en
dc.subject.lcsh Christians -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Time -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Punishment -- Africa en
dc.title The final judgment in African perspectives en
dc.type Article en

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