Luther and the law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Ekyarikunda, Enoch
dc.contributor.author Van Eck, Ernest
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T04:54:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-07T04:54:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-26
dc.description Enoch Ekyarikunda is part of the research project, ‘Socio-Cultural Readings’, directed by Prof. Dr Ernest van Eck, Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the role of the Law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda. It investigates how the Law is understood and lived among Lutherans in Uganda. Luther, the sixteenthcentury Reformer, understood and interpreted the Law in terms of the social and cultural context of his time. Luther’s background is very different and so much removed from the African context in which the Ugandan Lutherans find themselves today. Therefore, can the Lutheran Church of Uganda have the same understanding and interpretation of the Law as the Reformer? Is Luther’s sixteenth-century European understanding of the Law applicable to the current Lutherans in Africa, specifically in the Lutheran Church of Uganda? This article examines the social and cultural context of Lutherans in Uganda and determines how it affects their understanding and interpretation of the Law. The article aims to demonstrate that the social and cultural context of the people plays an important role in the way the Christian life is conducted. This article appeals to Paul’s situation in Galatians to prove this point. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Eck, E. & Ekyarikunda, E., 2016, ‘Luther and the Law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72(1), a3251. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v72i1.3251. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v72i1.3251
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53941
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Reformer en_ZA
dc.subject Lutheran Church of Uganda en_ZA
dc.subject Lutherans en_ZA
dc.subject Christian life en_ZA
dc.subject Galatians en_ZA
dc.title Luther and the law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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