oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Orthodoxy as an impediment to the relevance of the gospel today (with a Lutheran case study)
|Article Title||Orthodoxy as an impediment to the relevance of the gospel today (with a Lutheran case study)|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Systematic Theology of the School of Religion and Theology, University of Kwazulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Aug 2004|
|Pages||210 - 232|
|Keyword(s)||Catholics, Doctrine of justification, God's unconditional acceptance, Grace in faith, Guilt, Human passivity, Injustice, Interpretation of gospel, Lutheran theologians, Process of salvation, Reformation, Social ethic, Spiritualised frame of reference and Suffering|
In view of the fact that the biblical sources witness to God's redemptive action in the world, the seeming irrelevance of the Christian faith for the most pressing problems of humankind today is surprising and disturbing. The biblical concept of salvation is both all-embracing and specific. The Christian proclamation will be vibrant and powerful if it abandons abstractions and speculations and formulates God's redemptive response to actual human needs.
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