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Hope for even the most wretched? : on remembering the Reformation

dc.contributor.authorSmit, D. J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-24T12:36:04Z
dc.date.available2020-02-24T12:36:04Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSmit, D. J. 2018. Hope for even the most wretched? : on remembering the Reformation. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 4(2):703-725, doi:10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a32
dc.identifier.issn2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a32
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107525
dc.descriptionCITATION: Smit, D. J. 2018. Hope for even the most wretched? : on remembering the Reformation. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 4(2):703-725, doi:10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a32.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/stj
dc.description.abstractCommemorating the Reformation, the paper reflects on the distinction (by Assmann and Welker) between forms of cultural memory, some weaker, more fluid and fading, and some stronger, longer lasting, with the potential of suddenly becoming alive again, providing new orientation and inspiration. One particular fragment of the Protestant tradition that became alive during late 20th century South African theological discourses is pursued as illustration, namely the Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck’s claim that election is a source of inexpressibly great comfort since it promises hope for even the most wretched. The paper shows how these forms of cultural memory may inspire new generations to reclaim what they regard as the heart of their tradition against dominant historical understandings; can form new histories of interpretation finding new expressions of embodiment, different from anything past; and may surprise and even shock those standing in the tradition, offering a rich new surplus of possibilities.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/stj/article/view/1920
dc.format.extent23 pages
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trust
dc.subjectBoesak, Allan Aubrey, 1946-en_ZA
dc.subjectBavinck, Herman, 1854-1921en_ZA
dc.subjectBotman, H. Russelen_ZA
dc.subjectReformed Church -- Doctrinesen_ZA
dc.titleHope for even the most wretched? : on remembering the Reformationen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderPieter de Waal Neethling Trust


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