Towards a Religious Recontextualisation of Reformed Christianity

Towards a Religious Recontextualisation of Reformed Christianity TOWARDS A RELIGIOUS RECONTEXTUALISATION OF REFORMED CHRISTIANITY JACOBUS S KRÜGER Abstract By making explicit the perspective on infinity in terms of which Reformed religion will be viewed here, I will be able to explain my understanding of both the failure and the dignity of that branch of Christianity, and of its presence in South Africa. I shall neither protest loyally from within the confines of Re- formed thinking and practice, nor berate from without, but map it on a wider metaphysical-mystical landscape. That will enable us to indicate its limitations as well as its redeeming qualities. I believe that Reformed religion may be re-assembled on the other side of such a critical interpretation. For that religion, if narrowed down dogmatically (as has traditionally been the case in South Africa), has bad consequences - not least for Reformed Christianity itself On the other hand, the Reformed view - if opened, as will be suggested here - may add significantly to the wider human religious discourse. As examples of how Reformed religion could be relocated on the large map of homoversal religion,' in this article we shall look at a few theological concepts, held with great conviction in Reformed theology: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion and Theology Brill

Towards a Religious Recontextualisation of Reformed Christianity

Religion and Theology, Volume 6 (1): 24 – Jan 1, 1999

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© 1999 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1023-0807
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TOWARDS A RELIGIOUS RECONTEXTUALISATION OF REFORMED CHRISTIANITY JACOBUS S KRÜGER Abstract By making explicit the perspective on infinity in terms of which Reformed religion will be viewed here, I will be able to explain my understanding of both the failure and the dignity of that branch of Christianity, and of its presence in South Africa. I shall neither protest loyally from within the confines of Re- formed thinking and practice, nor berate from without, but map it on a wider metaphysical-mystical landscape. That will enable us to indicate its limitations as well as its redeeming qualities. I believe that Reformed religion may be re-assembled on the other side of such a critical interpretation. For that religion, if narrowed down dogmatically (as has traditionally been the case in South Africa), has bad consequences - not least for Reformed Christianity itself On the other hand, the Reformed view - if opened, as will be suggested here - may add significantly to the wider human religious discourse. As examples of how Reformed religion could be relocated on the large map of homoversal religion,' in this article we shall look at a few theological concepts, held with great conviction in Reformed theology:

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