Reformation jubilees : is there cause for celebration in 2017? – What remains?

Show simple item record Klan, Werner R.A. 2015-11-25T07:59:01Z 2015-11-25T07:59:01Z 2015-10-27
dc.description This article, originally written in German and entitled ‘Reformationsjubiläen: Was ist 2017 zufeiern? – Was is bleibt?’, is translated by Klaudia Ringelmann en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article is about the 500 hundred year commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. However, the question is to be asked: What should we celebrate in 2017? The article reflects on this question against the background of the ongoing division within Western Christianity. It discusses objectives laid out by Wolfgang Huber in 2008 for the Luther Decade. These objectives focus on the relationship between church and society, and particularly Lutheranthemes such as ‘hopelessnesses of life’, ‘afflictions of faith’, ‘God’s hiddenness’ and the ‘theology of the cross’. The article demonstrates that the soteriological focal point of Biblical- Lutheran theology reflects the assertion that it is only God who, through the belief in Christ, awards freedom and dignity to every human. The Church represents the ‘metaphor of a Christian fellowship’, which is a fellowship of equals that provides a socio-political impetus. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Klän, W.R.A., 2015, 'Reformation jubilees: Is there cause for celebration in 2017? – What remains?', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(3), Art. #3111, 14 pages. 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3111. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3111
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Reformation jubilees en_ZA
dc.subject Reformation en_ZA
dc.subject Luther interpretations en_ZA
dc.subject 20th century en_ZA
dc.subject Luther renaissane en_ZA
dc.subject Luther jubilees en_ZA
dc.subject Lutheranism’s viability en_ZA
dc.subject Ecclesiastical ‘canonical’ Luther en_ZA
dc.title Reformation jubilees : is there cause for celebration in 2017? – What remains? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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