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Die mens wik maar God beskik? In gesprek met Adrio König oor sy eskatologiese, verbondsmatige voorsienigheidsleer

J.H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 36, No 4 | a524 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v36i4.524 | © 2002 J.H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published: 06 August 2002

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J.H. van Wyk, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Man proposes but God disposes? In discussion with Adrio König’s eschatological, covenantal doctrine of providence

In this article the author attempts to describe and evaluate Adrio König’s new draft on the providence of God. In the first place the author gives a description of what König rejects: a deterministic approach to providence as found in the thoughts of Calvin and Arminius. This overview is followed by an exposition of what König recommends: an eschatological, covenantal explanation of God’s providence. In the last section an attempt is made to evaluate König’s proposal – an evaluation in which both appreciation as well as criticism is expressed. It is very clear that this new proposal of König will precipitate an intense theological debate.


Covenant; Eschatology; Meaning Of Suffering; Omnipotence Of God; Providence; Views Of Calvin; Arminius; Anselm


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