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Pauline Rhetoric and the Discernment of the Wisdom of God According to 1 Corinthians 2
This article investigates the rhetoric Paul used in 1 Corinthians 2 to create a dichotomous spirituality among his readers in order to convince the readers of the necessity and importance of theExpand
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Cognitive transformation and spiritual growth : the matrix for discerning the wisdom of God (An exploration in Pauline discernment : part 2)
This paper focuses on cognitive transformation and spiritual growth as fundamentals for the discernment of divine wisdom. This is the second part of two articles that explore Pauline discernment,Expand
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Early Christian spirituality according to the First Epistle of John: The identification of different ‘lived experiences’
The interest in this article is early Christian spirituality. The word ‘spirituality’ is used here denoting ‘a lived experience’. Therefore, the article focuses on religious experience in an earlyExpand
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“Having fellowship with God” according to 1 John: dealing with the intermediation and environment through which and in which it is constituted
For believers to have fellowship (koinwniva) with one another and corporately with God, is one of the main objectives stated for the proclamation of the gospel by the author of 1 John. This articleExpand
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The past and the future of time in the present in 1 John
The reflection on and definition of time in this research have been directed at trying to understand how the author of 1 John used his time references to make sense of his experiences in theExpand
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Social and labour
How to cite this article: Van der Merwe, D.G., 2012, ‘The impact of the economic system on social and labour relations in the early church as revealed in the letter of James’, Verbum et EcclesiaExpand
Conceived spiritualities fostered by the multiple references regarding the communication of the ‘message’ about Jesus as the Son of God in 1 John
The schism referred to in 1 John 2:18 had already taken place within the Johannine community, with specific reference to the divisions between members, about the identity of Jesus Christ. The authorExpand
Prayer, the encounter and participation, the experience: A Pauline exhortation towards a spirituality of prayer
Numerous references to prayer occur throughout the Old Testament and New Testament. These prayers relate closely to particular circumstances and needs where the petitioner appeals to God,Expand
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