AOSIS Published “Philipp Melanchthon: Die denker, leermeester en opvoeder van die Reformasie” from the HTS Religion & Society Series.
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The book is the first study written in Afrikaans by a South African scholar about Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560), based on the author’s own reading of the primary sources, with the South African background, church environment and socio-political challenges in mind.
The book deals in nine chapters with the life and work of Philipp Melanchthon (1497 – 1560), besides Luther, the most important church reformer of the sixteenth century.
The most important themes of systematic theology are explained, concentrating on the primary sources. The original Latin or Medieval German words of important quotations are presented in footnotes.
The presentation is done with the challenges of Southern Africa in mind and is therefore relevant for today.
Melanchthon, unknown to most people originating from Africa, will help scholars to understand the basic concepts of theology such as sin and justification.
The thoughtful religiosity of Luther’s younger colleague offers credible impulses to theological traditions that seem to crumble.
Author: Ignatius (Natie) W.C. van Wyk, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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