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Biblical Spirituality and transformation

Christo Lombaard
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 49, No 2 | a1950 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i2.1950 | © 2015 Christo Lombaard | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 March 2015 | Published: 19 August 2015

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Christo Lombaard, Department of Christian Spirituality, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

Transformation is one of the key elements of the human spirituality phenomenon and is one of the foundational areas of study within the discipline of Christian Spirituality. Transformation entails the meaningful, deep changes within individuals as they are touched by the Holy and as they mature in their experience of and expression given to their faith. This article places that dynamism within the framework of the academic discipline of Biblical Spirituality, which is briefly described in the first part. After depicting the concept of transformation in some detail, its relationship with and its occurrence in the Bible are outlined.

Bybelse Spiritualiteit en Transformasie. Transformasie is een van die sleutelelemente binne die menslike spiritualiteitsverskynsel en is een van die grondbeginsels van die studieveld binne die Christelike Spiritualiteitskunde. Transformasie behels betekenisvolle en diepgaande verandering in individue namate hulle deur die Heilige aangeraak word, groei in die belewenis van hulle geloof en hoe uitdrukking daaraan gegee word. Hierdie artikel plaas dié dinamiek binne die raamwerk van die akademiese dissipline van die Bybelse Spiritualiteit wat kortliks in die eerste gedeelte beskryf word. Nadat die transformasiekonsep in redelike besonderhede uiteengesit is, word die verwantskap daarvan aan, en die voorkoms daarvan in die Bybelomskryf.


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