Augustinus : ’n studie oor die etiek van die kerkvader uit Afrika deur J.H. van Wyk

Show simple item record Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) 2020-08-28T15:08:52Z 2020-08-28T15:08:52Z 2019-11-29
dc.description HTS 75th anniversary Maake Masango dedication. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this review article, the book by J.H. (Amie) van Wyk, Augustine: A study on the ethics of the church father from Africa is presented and discussed. Short overviews of the content of the six chapters are given. They are: (1) Introduction – the necessity for a book on Augustine’s ethics in Afrikaans, (2) Orientation – an overview of his life and works, (3) Grounding – the relationship between dogmatics and ethics, (4) Typology – the character of his ethics, (5) Themes – marriage and sexual ethics, political ethics and animal ethics, (6) Findings – evaluation of Augustine’s ethics. Support is given to the argument that Augustine is an important forerunner to the Reformation. Information is provided on Augustine and the early years of the Reformation in Wittenberg. Critical remarks are made about the author’s understanding of the relationship between faith and works, dogmatics and ethics. The Lutheran understanding of this topic is presented as an important alternative to the Reformed version that is defended in this book. Finally, attention is given to Augustine’s ‘theory of the two cities’. Also in this regard advice is given from one of Luther’s publication. His exposition of Mary’s Song (‘Magnificat’) in Luke 1:46–55 is used as an example of how a witness to the government could look like. en_ZA
dc.description.department Church History and Church Policy en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Wyk, I.W.C., 2019, ‘Augustinus: ’n Studie oor die etiek van die kerkvader uit Afrika deur J.H. van Wyk’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 75(4), a5560. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v75i4.5560
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Augustine en_ZA
dc.subject Martin Luther (1483–1546) en_ZA
dc.subject Ethics en_ZA
dc.subject Social ethics en_ZA
dc.subject Political ethics en_ZA
dc.subject Two-cities theory en_ZA
dc.subject Church father en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.title Augustinus : ’n studie oor die etiek van die kerkvader uit Afrika deur J.H. van Wyk en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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