Confessional and ecumenical? : revisiting Edmund Schlink on the hermeneutics of doctrine

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Show simple item record Smit, D. J. 2012-02-14T18:15:31Z 2012-02-14T18:15:31Z 2008-02
dc.identifier.citation Smit, D. J. 2008. Confessional and ecumenical? Revisiting Edmund Schlink on the hermeneutics of doctrine. Verbum et Ecclesia, 29(2), 446-474, doi:10.4102/ve.v29i2.43. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.other doi:10.4102/ve.v29i2.43
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dc.description.abstract Conrad Wethmar has always been interested in questions concerning the hermeneutics of doctrine, often concentrating on methodological issues regarding the role of confessions and the challenges of ecumenical theology. For this purpose, he consistently engaged with German-speaking Lutheran theologians. In this essay, the important views and contributions of Edmund Schlink regarding confessional and ecumenical theology are called to mind, as one further potential dialogue partner for South African theologians like Wethmar. A first section reminds readers of Wethmar’s contributions. The second section recalls Schlink’s theological journey and the role of confessions – both Lutheran confessions and the Confessing Church with Barmen – as well as the ecumenical church – several real dialogues between major confessional traditions, including his role during the Second Vatican Council – before the third sections draws some of his major methodological insights and contributions together. A brief final section points to some potential similarities between Schlink’s work and Wethmar’s interests. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 29 p.
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dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject Wethmar, Conrad en_ZA
dc.subject Schlink, Edmund en_ZA
dc.subject Barmer Theologische Erklarung en_ZA
dc.subject Theology, Doctrinal en_ZA
dc.subject Creeds en_ZA
dc.subject Confession en_ZA
dc.title Confessional and ecumenical? : revisiting Edmund Schlink on the hermeneutics of doctrine en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
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