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The marks of the church in South Africa today - In dialogue with Jürgen Moltmann on his 80th birthday

PJ Naude

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 3 (2006), 944-963. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i3.196

Submitted: 30 September 2006
Published:  30 September 2006


In this celebration of Moltmann’ s 80th birthday, an ecclesiological reading of his well known trilogy, Theology of hope, The crucified God, and The church in the power of the Spirit is attempted. It is asserted that Moltmann’ s discussion of the marks of the church is a high point and summary of his early theological development. These insights are then applied to the situation of the church in South Africa today. The article closes with four contextual questions which are then “answered” in terms of the marks of the church.

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PJ Naude, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa



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