Calvin¿s election mix in small-scale theology

James Alfred Loader

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This paper shows how Calvin’s ideas about the Old Testament con-cept of Israel’s election can be dangerous when they are applied un-critically. The main illustration material is drawn from a context the author was himself part of, notably the South African Apartheid Theology of Calvinist provenance. It begins with documenting Cal-vin’s views on Israel and Israel’s election in the Old Testament, mov-ing to a consideration of how this motif was connected to the idea of predestination and construed to become an instrument to defend apartheid in what may be called a substandard theology. It is sug-gested that a glance at the English speaking world reveals surprising similarities that justify further consideration.
Seiten (von - bis)1-12
FachzeitschriftHTS Theological Studies /HTS Teologiese Studies
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2009

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  • 603203 Christliche Philosophie