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Bibil Identifier bibil:242677
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ecodomy: Life in its fullness – if love rules the oikoumenē
Author van Aarde, Andries
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 36, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 8 pages online
Abstract In the article related terms are deconstructively compared with each other, such as oikodomē (encouragement), dioikēsis theia (divine administration) and oikoumenē (inhabited world). The article aims to identify the positive roots of the term oikoumenē beyond the pejorative referencing in the New Testament as "imperial power". It demonstrates that the notion basileiatou theou (kingdom of God) provides a key to discover the gift of love as the heart of ecodomy. The article concludes with a critical discussion of forms of inauthentic love in order to outline what kind of love is conveyed in Jesus’ kingdom ethics. The article consists of four sections:(1) "When children rule the oikoumenē", (2) "When power rules the oikoumenē", (3) "When love rules the oikoumenē", and finally (4) "Différance" – when love is not love.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1396
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Love
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