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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Journal of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Memory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Latin American Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Literacy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
L'Homme     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Natural Language Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Marketing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Transatlantic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Religion, State and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Information Privacy and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Prometheus : Critical Studies in Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Syntax     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Physics of the Solid State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sztuka Edycji     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journalism Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
La Presse Médicale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
De Arte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revue archéologique de l'Est     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journalism History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
World Futures: Journal of General Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Publishers Weekly     Free   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Verbum et Ecclesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investment Analysts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Thyroid Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Stellenbosch Theological Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue européenne des migrations internationales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Studia Socialia Cracoviensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Science Editing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GRUR International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1) : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Connections : A Journal of Language, Media and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Études caribéennes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue archéologique du Centre de la France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d'Outre-Mer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Géocarrefour     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de la Méditerranée     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Periodica Mathematica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research Integrity and Peer Review     Open Access  
Sensorium Journal     Open Access  
Komunika     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access  
Law, State and Telecommunications Review     Open Access  
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
#PerDebate     Open Access  
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada     Open Access  
Trípodos     Open Access  
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Variants : Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship     Open Access  
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Newspaper Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Improntas     Open Access     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Comunicação Pública     Open Access  
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
El Argonauta español     Open Access  
InMedia     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
L'Espace Politique     Open Access  
Tracés     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe     Open Access  
TD : The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa     Open Access  
Revue d’économie industrielle     Open Access  
Astérion     Open Access  
Pollack Periodica     Full-text available via subscription  
General Relativity and Gravitation     Hybrid Journal  


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In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi
Number of Followers: 3  

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ISSN (Print) 1018-6441 - ISSN (Online) 2305-0853
Published by AOSIS Publishing Homepage  [32 journals]
  • Reflections on the human spirit and divine spirit: Michael Welker’s
           natural theology

    • Authors: Nico Vorster
      First page: 2
      Abstract: No abstract available.
      PubDate: 2023-02-13
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2915
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Doen metodologies wat akademies verkondig word: Ontwikkelings en
           geleenthede vir homiletiek in SA

    • Authors: Cas J. Wepener, Ian A. Nell
      First page: 6
      Abstract: Bringing methodology and theory closer: Development and challenges in South African homiletics. The homiletic landscape in South Africa is rich and varied. In this contribution, we attempt to paint with broad brushstrokes this landscape. We write as practical theologians with a shared love for homiletics, but also with an interest in doing what we preach in terms of research and teaching. Put differently, we argue in the light of existing literature that there should be congruence between theories we advance, and methodologies we employ. We dwell on themes such as decolonisation, justice and reconciliation, poverty and inequality that are characteristic of our homiletical landscape. We conclude with the thought that as Christianity in South Africa grows and preachers increase in number, so do the opportunities for empirical academic involvement in preaching. However, the occasion also poses a challenge for academics engaged in homiletics, namely, to practise what they preach by bringing theory and method in a closer relationship.Contribution: The article engages current homiletical research in South Africa by means of a literature study, specifically highlighting the challenges and opportunities posed to the discipline of Homiletics within a postcolonial South African context, and at ecumenical faculties of Theology. These challenges and opportunities are especially important for a discipline such as Homiletics in South Africa with its strong Protestant and Reformed roots, to reflect on future methodologies pertaining to research and teaching.
      PubDate: 2023-02-28
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2895
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Where is God when it hurts' Theodicy from the pain of COVID-19

    • Authors: Kelebogile T. Resane
      First page: 7
      Abstract: This article attempts to answer the question of God’s compassion during and after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many people are asking questions about God’s care and love amid situations where they could not mourn the loss of the loved ones and find closure. African philosophy of death, mourning rituals and funeral ceremonies were curtailed or restricted by the government and therefore, mourners were left with wounds because they could not find closure for the loss of their loved ones. The aim is to point out that people are still mourning, as lockdown restrictions limited them from going through a grieving process, and that people, left with post-corona effects, are still asking the reality of God’s presence during times filled with pain. The interdisciplinary approach to the reality of situation, press releases and literature review are all combined to locate theodicy during the periods of pain. It is discovered that many who did not mourn and grieve culturally and religiously are still struggling emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Bereavement processes that were muzzled, can still be addressed theologically. Theodicy, as a theological concept, is utilised as a tool to strengthen faith and hope. Hope remains an anchor that keeps humanity floating above the circumstances. Eschatological hope remains the pillar when COVID-19 is deemed as a contradiction to the goodness of God. The conclusion is that, although the character of God such as love, kindness, empathy et cetera, is questioned, the reassuring message remains that God continues to comfort, guide and heal despite crises facing humanity. Humanity still needs post-grief healing and closure in order to reimagine and reassert normality of life.Contribution: The author aims to highlight the importance of healing during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to answer the question of theodicy during the crises. How does one reconcile the goodness of God and the devastation of a pandemic during and after sufferings the world has experienced when one’s socio-cultural structures are challenged'
      PubDate: 2023-03-07
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2922
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • The woman of Shunem (2 Ki 4:8–37) and Reformed Church in Zimbabwe women:
           Towards a recognition of oft-forgotten heroes

    • Authors: Canisius Mwandayi, Itai Shoshore
      First page: 8
      Abstract: Historically, women have remained subjects of subordination by their male counterparts despite their critical social role. While they have continuously been entangled in the web of patriarchy, some of them, however, have been able to use their agency to re-assert themselves and influence how the world should positively think about women. This article interrogated the innovative ways in which the woman of Shunem and the Zvishavane women of faith of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ), have been at the forefront, proactively exercising their agency to confront the death-dealing and life-diminishing forces confronting them. Countering their portrayal as persons who simply did what was expected of them as women, this article recognised and celebrated their indispensable contributions towards the welfare of their communities. Grounded on narrative analysis, this article engaged the woman of Shunem’s narrative and re-read it from her vantage point. Using a hermeneutic of identification, the narrative was put side by side with that of the RCZ women of faith. The overarching framework underpinning the study was that of the feminist liberating-seeking framework. In the pursuit of this framework, cultural and religious powers that influence the exploitation of women are acknowledged and effort is made to transform the society from the oppressive system of patriarchy so as to liberate women in particular. A re-reading of the woman of Shunem’s narrative showed that she was a woman of great character. Despite the couple being childless, she never allowed community expectations to put pressure on her as she expressed contentment with her situation. Her greatness also is reflected through her hospitality, self-abnegation and determination. While what she did, is to some extent comparable to what RCZ women have done and still do today, she admittedly was a step ahead. As such, her tenacity can be used as a leverage to influence the majority of women still caught up in the web of patriarchy in this contemporary world. The long-standing perception of women as capable only of doing what is expected of them, needs to be challenged and biblical passages reinterpreted to ensure the liberation of everyone, especially women due to their vulnerability.Contribution: This research contributed to the scope of In die Skriflig in that it brought on board the experiences of women in the RCZ against the background of the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:8–37. In a scientific way, the research argued for the recognition of these often-forgotten heroes.
      PubDate: 2023-03-17
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2907
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Martin Luther and Aesop: Fables as tales of morality for today'

    • Authors: Raymond Potgieter
      First page: 8
      Abstract: Ancient Aesopian fables continued to capture the imagination, reaching even into Lutheran Wittenberg. Luther, concerned to address morality within the church and community, sanctioned the use of fables with some caution. Ever cautious not to obscure the gospel, he referred to fables as a tool in his preaching and his table-talks. This is a neglected tool, the rediscovery of which may prove useful to pastoral ministry for its ability to stimulate visualising and excite verbal communication in illustrating something of the complexity of Christian and daily living. While fables never gained much popularity in Reformed circles, it is worth revisiting for insights in how Martin Luther put it to use.Contribution: As in Reformation Wittenberg, a fable today has the latent promise to be a useful instrument in promoting gospel morality not only among children, but also among adults. To successfully reach that end, the church needs to be creative, even to the extent of fashioning contemporary fables to address daily tensions within its community and beyond.
      PubDate: 2023-02-06
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v%vi%i.2896
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Israelvisie, die Nuwe Suid-Afrika en ‘Afrikaners’

    • Authors: Leonie Meyfarth, Marius Nel
      First page: 9
      Abstract: Israel vision, the New South Africa and ‘Afrikaners’: There is a growing number of Caucasian Afrikaans-speaking believers who are exposed to and accept the teachings of the British Israelite or Israel Vision movement. Some of these believers take their leave of or quit their former places of worship, while others remain and spread the Israel Vision teachings among fellow church members. This article, inter alia, asserts that Caucasian Afrikaans-speaking South Africans are ascribing to Israel Vision teachings in their search for a new identity in a post-apartheid South Africa. It utilises a comparative literature analysis from a Pentecostal perspective. To gain insight into the movement, the article considers the origin, growth and teaching of British Israelism. It furthermore attempts to understand the cultural shifting that some Caucasian Afrikaans-speaking South Africans have experienced since the importation of democracy in 1994 and what types of identity correction could be expected from such a group. When comparing the traditional Afrikaner cultural themes in terms of the Israel Vision teachings, it emerges that, according to the teachings of Israel Vision (and British Israelism), the Caucasian people are what is referred to as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel – the covenantal descendants of Abraham. God has a specific plan for these tribes. Adherents of these teachings define their identity in these exclusive terms. This article attempts to define what the Bible teaches regarding the old and new covenant as well as exclusivity and inclusivity to evaluate the Israel Vision teachings. It concludes that it results in the rejection of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Saviour along with an unacceptable exclusivism of people of colour considering Scripture by limiting salvation to the so-called Ten Lost Tribes. This article aims to inform church leaders and Christians as regards the main teachings of the movement and its theological and existential dangers to assist believers influenced by the Israel Vision teachings.Contribution: This research aims to contribute to the field of practical theology by determining that some white South Africans have attempted to restructure their culture after the forming of a democracy in South Africa (1994) by participation in ideological groups such as the Israel Vision movement and ascribing to British Israelism. The theological and ethical grounds on which these movements rest, pose a threat to the teachings of the traditional Christian denominations in South Africa due to the racist ideology that is inherent in these groups and aim to exclude the majority of South Africans from the faith community. 
      PubDate: 2023-03-08
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2917
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Access to adequate nutrition as a global bioethical principle: An
           uninvited retrospective discourse with UNESCO

    • Authors: Adriaan L. Rheeder
      First page: 9
      Abstract: During the development of the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights (UDBHR), discussions were held with various non-Christian religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Confucianism), as well as the Roman Catholic faith tradition around the content of the UDBHR, while the Protestant faith tradition was glaringly uninvited. If a Protestant delegation had been invited to the discussions on the development of the UDBHR in 2003, representatives could have indicated that the food ethics of UDBHR (access to adequate nutrition) are firmly grounded on biblical principles. Participants in the discussion could have indicated on the basis of a covenantal perspective that scarce, contaminated and toxic food or food that harbours no nutritional value is held by Scripture to be a reality, and that the calling of the church is to promote the availability of sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Along with this, interlocutors could have taken the discussion further to indicate that these matters could be supported from an Old Testament, as well as New Testament perspective (Christological and pneumatological).Contribution: From a broad Protestant standpoint, it would therefore be fair to claim that this global bioethical principle (access to adequate nutrition) should not only be supported but must also be actively promoted, locally and globally, not only by civil society and the state, but also by the church. Adequate and healthy food is the message of the kingdom of Christ.
      PubDate: 2023-02-09
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2891
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • Àwa L’ókàn: When the blood of Jesus is not thick
           enough to bond his body

    • Authors: Benson O. Igboin
      First page: 9
      Abstract: In this article is examined the now famous political slogan particularly in the South-Western region of Nigeria: àwa l’ókàn [it is our turn] as grounded on political injustice and not resonating with competence as claimed. This has become critical, because it has generated heated debate among Christians across denominational lines. I traced the popularity of the slogan to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claimed that, in the 2023 elections, the office of the president of Nigeria should be zoned to the South-Western geo-political zone, and then to him personally; hence Emi l’ókàn [it is my turn]. The theoretical argument in this article is that, although Christians are saved to live differently from the world, they still have critical roles to play in political affairs in ways that are consistent with their faith. The article used both primary and secondary sources that consist of books, articles, personal interviews and the social media. It discovered that the South-Western region has had at least a 15-year stint in the Nigerian presidency since 1999, the South-Southern region, eight years and the South-Eastern region, zero years. In addition, the article found out that the slogan, Emi l’ókàn, has resulted in theological disagreements which are not healthy for Christian unity and purpose in a multi-religious society such as Nigeria. It concluded that ‘àwa l’ókàn politics is based on ethnic solidarity rather than oneness in Christ. This position has implications for the Christian body, because preference for ethnicity over justice and fairness, which are Christian principles, challenges sound Christian theo-political theory.Contribution: This article is interdisciplinary in nature. It brings together theology, ethnicity and politics, and argues that these disciplines are dynamic. But in a situation in which conflict of interest arises, it is argued that Christian ethics should guide in taking a moral decision to abide by the principle of oneness in Christ (Eph 2:11–22).
      PubDate: 2023-01-20
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2899
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • By Scripture and Plain Reason: A historical retrieval of the relationship
           between faith and reason to better engage with present-day secularism

    • Authors: Daniël J. Maritz
      First page: 13
      Abstract: The formal principle of the Reformation, sola Scriptura, has sometimes been thought to imply that the Reformed minister and church member need not concern themselves with the use of reason and philosophy in matters of faith and theology. This misconstrued understanding of sola Scriptura led to a low regard for reason in matters of faith among Reformed folk. A low regard for reason, in turn, gave anti-intellectualism and fideism a foothold in local Reformed churches and left secularism and its progressive ideas unchallenged as it infiltrated the minds of Reformed church members, especially at churches in bigger cities and close to universities. This phenomenon can be addressed by establishing apologetics training platforms at local Reformed churches where church members can be trained to better defend the truth against secularism. To establish apologetics on a local church level, however, one must first retrieve the correct role of reason in matters of faith. This article accordingly embarked on an historical retrieval within the broad Reformed tradition. Different Reformers and subsequent Reformed theologians were examined to retrieve the proper relationship between faith and reason. This was accompanied by a focus on other relevant themes such as the concept of common notions and the three acts of the intellect. Through an historical retrieval, this article consulted the primary sources of figures in the Reformed tradition spanning from the early 1500s to the early 1700s. Additionally, modern interpreters of these figures have also been introduced for their insights. It became evident that reason plays a ministerial role in matters of faith. Moreover, the concept of common notions establishes a grounding for the undeniable role of reason in dialogues with secularism. By introducing the three acts of the intellect, the discussion also moved on to function as a critique of mainstream secularism, as it pertains to its disordered approach to reality in the form of expressive individualism. Although this article is the first of two in a series, it nevertheless accomplished its own end to emphasise the need for apologetics on a local church level and to retrieve the role of reason in matters of faith.Contribution: As a historical retrieval within the Reformed tradition, this article fits perfectly within the scope of In the Skriflig. It reminds the Reformed minister of the rich heritage within the Reformed tradition regarding the relationship between faith and reason, and brings it to bear on the challenge of secularism.
      PubDate: 2023-02-21
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2905
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
  • By Scripture and plain reason: A historical retrieval of the relationship
           between theology and philosophy to better engage with present-day

    • Authors: Daniël J. Maritz
      First page: 14
      Abstract: The formal principle of the Reformation, sola Scriptura, has sometimes been thought to imply that the Reformed minister and church member need not concern themselves with the right use of reason and philosophy in matters of theology. Perhaps based on a misunderstanding of Paul’s warning to beware of philosophy (Col 2:8), many have supposed that the local Reformed church’s struggle with secularism and its progressive ideas could be resolved on purely exegetical grounds. This misconstrued understanding of sola Scriptura led to a low regard for reason and philosophy in matters of theology which also paved the way for fideism and anti-intellectualism in local Reformed churches. In time, this condition in the church left enough room for secularism and progressive ideas to infiltrate the local church. Before secularism can be thoroughly refuted, a historical retrieval within the Reformed tradition must take place. Fittingly this article commenced a historical retrieval within the broad Reformed tradition. Different Reformers and subsequent Reformed theologians were examined to retrieve the proper relationship between theology and philosophy together with other relevant themes such as natural theology and natural law. Through an historical retrieval, this article consulted the primary sources of figures in the Reformed tradition spanning from the early 1500s to the early 1700s. Modern interpreters and representatives of these figures have also been added to the study. Importantly, philosophy serves theology by defending it and assisting it in clarifying theological truths. Philosophy is also useful to prepare the unregenerate mind for the reception of higher theological truths. Certain philosophical insights, which are manifested in both natural theology and natural law, were also utilised to, on the one hand, demonstrate God’s existence against secularism’s rejection of the supernatural and, on the other hand, critique progressive ideas pertaining to sexuality and the differences between the sexes. This may be approached in the context of both insita and acquisita knowledge of God and reality. Although this article is the second article in a series of two, it nevertheless accomplished its own end to retrieve the role of philosophy in matters of theology, especially regarding natural theology and natural law.Contribution: As a historical retrieval within the Reformed tradition, this article fits perfectly within the scope of In the Skriflig. It reminds the Reformed minister of the rich heritage within the Reformed tradition regarding the relationship between theology and philosophy, and brings it to bear on the challenge of secularism.
      PubDate: 2023-02-28
      DOI: 10.4102/ids.v57i1.2908
      Issue No: Vol. 57, No. 1 (2023)
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