SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.1 issue2Biblical happiness and baptismal identityThe struggle against poverty, unemployment and social injustice in present-day South Africa: Exploring the involvement of the Dutch Reformed Church at congregational level author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Stellenbosch Theological Journal

On-line version ISSN 2413-9467
Print version ISSN 2413-9459


VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Henco. "God the Revealed: Christology "Michael Welker's response to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's question. STJ [online]. 2015, vol.1, n.2, pp.711-730. ISSN 2413-9467.

Almost twenty years after the publication of the German Systematic Theologian Michael Welker's celebrated Gottes Geist: Theologie des Heiligen Geistes, comes his awaited Gottes Offenbarung. Christologie. In the light of this publication, recently translated by Douglas W. Stott into God the Revealed: Christology, the article attempts to analyse his theology of Jesus Christ. This theology has developed over the last decades out of his theology of the Holy Spirit. In the first part it will be shown how his theology of Jesus Christ can be seen as an answer to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's question of who Jesus Christ is for us today. The second part then sketch the most important insights and impulses for future theologies concerned with the confession: "God revealed himself in Jesus Christ". This is followed by a few remarks in the light of his realistic theological endeavour.

Keywords : Michael Welker; Christology; The Reign of God; The Spirit of God; The Biblical traditions.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License