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Christelike identiteit. Augustinus oor geloof, hoop en liefde

J.H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 38, No 4 | a447 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v38i4.447 | © 2004 J.H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 2004 | Published: 01 August 2004

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Abstract

Christian identity. Augustine on the topic of faith, hope and love

Dealing with the topic of Christian identity the author reflects on Augustine’s explanation of the Biblical notions of faith, hope and love. Augustine, the church father of North Africa, argues that there is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither love nor hope without faith. Without these three (“illa tria"), there can be no Christian identity, no Christian individuality and no Christian community (church).

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Apostolicum; Augustine On Faith Hope And Love; Christian Identity; Symbolum

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