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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
Print version ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 n.1 Pretoria  2010 



Die verhouding tussen Christologie en etiek in Kolossense - praxis vir die postmoderne gelowige en kerk


The relationship between Christology and ethics in Colossians - praxis for the postmodern believer and church



Johannes P. Pienaar; Ernest van Eck

Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap, Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria, Pretoria, Suid-Afrika





In Colossians, there is a close relationship between Christology and ethics. This relationship provides answers to the many questions that face the postmodern believer and the church in the current secular world. Believers constantly battle to apply their faith in a practical way. The reason for this is that believers do not have a reference point from which to apply their faith in practice. The relationship between Christology and ethics in the letter to the Colossians presents such a reference point, namely the believer's identity in Jesus Christ. This identity in Christ, and not nomalism, should determine all ethical decisions of the believer.

Keywords: Kolossense; Christologie; etiek; praktiese geloof; identiteit in Jesus Christus



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Ernst van Eck
Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap
Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria
Pretoria 0002

Received: 18 Jan. 2010
Accepted: 24 Aug. 2010
Published: 14 Oct. 2010

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