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In gesprek met Johan Heyns

W. D. Jonker

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 15, No 1 (1994), 13-26. doi: 10.4102/ve.v15i1.1079

Submitted: 19 July 1994
Published:  19 July 1994


In conversation with Johan Heyns
The author commends Professor Heyns for his enormous contribution to the Reformed theology in South Africa. Heyns opted for a dynamic and inspiring theology of the Kingdom of God, which calls forth a response of obedience from all believers. However, the author is of the opinion that the philosophical character of the theology of Heyns, and especially his allegiance to the philosophy of Stoker in which the concept of the creation plays a dominant role, has hampered his possibility to develop a profound exegetical and Christological theology that could be critical enough of the kind of heresies which threatened the church during the apartheid era.

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