Living God, renew and transform us’ – 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, in Leipzig, Germany, 29 June to 07 July 2017

Show simple item record Moltmann, Jurgen 2018-07-25T08:27:52Z 2018-07-25T08:27:52Z 2017-12-04
dc.description The former president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), Prof. Jerry Pillay, invited Prof Jürgen Moltmann to speak at the General Council of the WCRC in Leipzig, Germany, from 29th June to 9th July 2017. In a special session on Theology, he was requested to focus on the future of Reformed Theology from the perspective of the theme of the General Council, Living God, renew and transform us. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article aims at exploring the theme ‘Living God, renew and transform us’ under the following headings: the living God and the gods of death, the desolation of atheism and the sun of righteousness, just law and the fullness of life. The author relates the ‘God of Life’ to a ‘theology embracing life’. He links the ‘gods of death’ to racism, capitalism and terrorism in which we ‘encounter a new religion of death’. He points out that Christianity is a religion of joy in God and sets out to illustrate this with selected biblical texts. In the section ‘The desolation of atheism’, the author argues that modern atheism offers a ‘reduced life’. To make his point, he refers to his own personal experience and the theological ‘protest atheism’ which arose in the 19th century. The author concludes by stating that atheism offers nothing positive. In the final section, ‘The sun of righteousness, just law and the fullness of life’, the author addresses issues of justice. In referring to the Reformation doctrine on justification, the author states that the justification of victims requires confessio oris, rising up from humiliation and forgiveness. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Moltmann, J., 2017, ‘”Living God, renew and transform us” – 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, in Leipzig, Germany, 29 June to 07 July 2017’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(1), a4836. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i1.4836
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Humiliation en_ZA
dc.subject Forgiveness en_ZA
dc.subject God en_ZA
dc.subject Righteousness en_ZA
dc.subject Fullness of life en_ZA
dc.subject Just law en_ZA
dc.subject Living God en_ZA
dc.subject Gods of death en_ZA
dc.subject Sun of righteousness en_ZA
dc.subject Desolation of atheism en_ZA
dc.subject Theology embracing life en_ZA
dc.subject Racism en_ZA
dc.subject Capitalism en_ZA
dc.subject Terrorism en_ZA
dc.subject Religion of death en_ZA
dc.subject Christianity en_ZA
dc.subject Religion of joy in God en_ZA
dc.subject Protest atheism en_ZA
dc.subject Justice en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-04
dc.subject.other SDG-04: Quality education
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-05
dc.subject.other SDG-05: Gender equality
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-10
dc.subject.other SDG-10: Reduced inequalities
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-16
dc.subject.other SDG-16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
dc.title Living God, renew and transform us’ – 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, in Leipzig, Germany, 29 June to 07 July 2017 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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