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dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Lourens
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T12:13:51Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T12:13:51Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLourens, S. (2012). The unified body of Christ as Biblical metaphor for being Church. Acta Theologica, Supplementum 16, 161-173.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v32i1S.10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3098
dc.description.abstractThe church, as faith community, is described with the metaphor of one body, with all members interlinked to each other, helping each other, praying for each other, serving each other. The reality is that this church, like the secular community (locally, provincially, nationally, throughout Africa and globally) is divided into class, wealth and health categories. Is this “world-like” fragmented existence of the church depriving her of her unique role as source of hope in a given community? Is she loosing face in the world due to this “world-like” fragmented way of living? Can she better meet the social challenges, related to poverty and HIV, if, as alternative community, rich and poor were indeed living as one body? How would she then define and respond to poverty and HIV infection?en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectChurch as one bodyen_ZA
dc.subjectRichen_ZA
dc.subjectPooren_ZA
dc.subjectCredible sources of hopeen_ZA
dc.titleThe unified body of Christ as biblical metaphor for being churchen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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