The Netherdutch Reformed Church of
Africa prides itself for the fact that she has always appreciated the German-Lutheran tradition.
The Reformed Theological College has for 15 years contributed to the appreciation of this
tradition. This article wants to encourage the new leadership to keep this legacy alive. The
main aspects of Luther’s theology are explained. These aspects are: prayer (oratio), meditation
(meditatio), constitation (tentatio), grace of the Spirit (gratia Spiritus), exegesis (sedulalectio), and
the use of other sciences in understanding the Bible (bonarum atrium cognitia). Attention is also
given to the subject-matter of Theology as well as the notion of humbleness.