Ecodomy : life in its fullness – if love rules the oikoumene

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dc.contributor.author Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-18T07:18:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-18T07:18:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-03
dc.description This article represents a theological reflection on the Faculty Research Theme (FRT) of the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, entitled Ecodomy - Life in its fullness. The theme is portrayed from the perspective of various theological disciplines. A conference on this theme was held on 27–28 October 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In the article related terms are deconstructively compared with each other, such as oikodomē (encouragement), dioikēsis theia (divine administration) and oikoumenē (inhabited world). The article aims to identify the positive roots of the term oikoumenē beyond the pejorative referencing in the New Testament as ‘imperial power’. It demonstrates that the notion basileia tou theou (kingdom of God) provides a key to discover the gift of love as the heart of ecodomy. The article concludes with a critical discussion of forms of inauthentic love in order to outline what kind of love is conveyed in Jesus’ kingdom ethics. The article consists of four sections: (1) ‘When children rule the oikoumenē’, (2) ‘When power rules the oikoumenē’, (3) ‘When love rules the oikoumenē’, and finally (4) ‘Différance’ – when love is not love. en_ZA
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dc.description.uri http://www.ve.org.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Aarde, A., 2015, 'Ecodomy: Life in its fullness – if love rules the oikoumenē', Verbum et Ecclesia 36(3), Art. #1396, 8 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1396. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1396
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/49970
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject New Testament en_ZA
dc.subject Love en_ZA
dc.subject Ecodomy en_ZA
dc.subject Oikodomē (encouragement) en_ZA
dc.subject Dioikēsis theia (divine administration) en_ZA
dc.subject Oikoumenē (inhabited world) en_ZA
dc.title Ecodomy : life in its fullness – if love rules the oikoumene en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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