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dc.contributor.authorBrunsdon, A.R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T13:14:01Z
dc.date.available2017-10-03T13:14:01Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBrunsdon, A.R. 2015. The limited public good of a confession. A public theological reflection on enhancing the (public) good of the Belhar Confession in the Reformed Church family of South Africa. Stellenbosch Theological Journal (STJ) (formerly – Ngtt: Ned Geref Teologiese Tydskrif), 1(2):345-365. [http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2015.v1n2.a16]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0028-2006
dc.identifier.issn2226-2385 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/25734
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2015.v1n2.a16
dc.description.abstractPublic theology takes on many forms, generally seeking some public good by interpreting Scripture, trying to reveal the social relevance of the theological truth concerned. In this framework the Belhar Confession can arguably be deemed a public theological tour de force as it spoke out against, amongst others, social injustices based on wrongful Biblical exegesis. Speaking to different “publics” over the last three decades, the good resulting from this confession, ironically, seems extremely limited – especially in the Reformed Church family (public) of its native land, South Africa. It would even be safe to allege that this confession has had a polarizing effect, rather than a unifying one. As public theology is regarded as an intra-disciplinary venture, this article will reflect critically on the limited good of this confession and will ponder the notion of enhancing its good as a form of public theology by means of a public-theological reflection. It is suspected that several possibilities reside within a public-theological reading whereby the good this confession is capable of can be enhanced.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trusten_US
dc.subjectPublic theologyen_US
dc.subjectConfession of Belharen_US
dc.subjectReformed churches of South Africaen_US
dc.subjectConfessions of faithen_US
dc.titleThe limited public good of a confession. A public theological reflection on enhancing the (public) good of the Belhar Confession in the Reformed Church family of South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID21484260 - Brunsdon, Alfred Richard


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