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In Skriflig (Online) vol.46 no.1 Cape Town Ago. 2012

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Jakobus Marthinus Vorster's ecclesio-political philosophy: A critical interpretation

 

Jakobus Marthinus Vorster se ecclesio-politiese filosofie: 'n Kritiese interpretasie

 

 

Williams O. Mbamalu

Unit for Reformed Theology and the Development of the South African society, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

This article is a critical interpretation and commendation of Jakobus M. Vorster's scholarly contribution to the field of ecclesiastical sciences, ethics and political philosophy. It shows that the imago Dei is a human creation of the image of God, a unifying concept in Vorster's scholarly writing. What was implied is that Vorster's ethico-biblical anthropology is the controlling thought in interpreting his ecclesio-political philosophy in this article. This is a proposed limitation of the essay rather than a limitation of Vorster as a person or his scholarly works in general.


OPSOMMING

Hierdie artikel is 'n kritiese interpretasie en huldiging van Jakobus M. Vorster se navorsingsbydrae tot die geestelike wetenskappe, etiek en politieke filosofie. Dit openbaar die eenvormige konsep in Vorster se navorsing, naamlik dat die imago Dei 'n menslike skepping van God se beeld is. Die implikasie van hierdie artikel is dat Vorster se eties-bybelse antropologie die hoofoorweging is in die interpretasie van sy geestelik-politiese filosofie. Hierdie artikel is slegs 'n beperkte aanbieding wat nie 'n beperking op Vorster as persoon of sy navorsing impliseer nie.


 

 

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Correspondence:
Williams Mbamalu
P.O. Box 20679, Noordbrug
2522, South Africa
Email: mbamalu_christethics@hotmail.com

Received: 13 Feb. 2011
Accepted: 14 June 2011
Published: 24 Oct. 2012

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