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Community as a theological motif for evangelical theology

S. J. Grenz
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 28, No 3 | a1508 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v28i3.1508 | © 1994 S. J. Grenz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 June 1994 | Published: 11 June 1994

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S. J. Grenz,, Canada

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A crucial task for Western theologians in our day is to discover an integrative motif that can assist in constructing a systematic theology that takes seriously both our particular context and the phenomenon of globalization. Since Schleiermacher, the most influential integrative motif in theology has been the kingdom of God. Although this concept is helpful, it cannot serve as the needed integrative motif because it has been taken captive by Western individualism.

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