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Theological News Apr 2005 Vol 34 No 2

04.29.2005

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TC Publishes Documents on the Church, and HIV/AIDS

The Theological Commission is publishing two important documents in the April 2005 issue of its journal, Evangelical Review of Theology. The first is a study and discussion document from the International Consultation between the World Evangelical Alliance and the Catholic Church on the topics of Church, Evangelization, and the Bonds of Koinonia (Fellowship). This is the last report from a decade long series of talks, and full details of the sequence are printed for reference. As it is a discussion paper, the Theological Commission invites responses from readers.

The second report by Dr. Phil Marshall of Australia on a theology of HIV/AIDS was originally presented to a conference of theological educators in South Africa, and subsequently revised by the author using input from the conference and elsewhere. It too is presented as a 'work in progress' with reactions welcomed. As it stands, it offers a comprehensive theological framework for Christians to consider as they respond to this enormous problem facing the world.

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TC welcomes new member from Brazil

Dr. Claus Schwambach of Brazil was appointed as a member of the WEA Theological Commission at its 2004 meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. As an outstanding young leader of the church in Latin America, the TC is pleased to welcome him to the team and looks forward to his participation and contribution.

Dr. Schwambach [ mailto:clcrschwambach@ceteol.com.br] is General Director of the Faculdade Luterana de Teologia (FLT) in São Bento do Sul SC, located in the south of the country. He is also Coordinator of Post-graduation Studies, and has recently become General Editor of FLT's theological review Vox Scripturae - Revista Teológica Brasileira. He holds the Bachelor of Theology from his own institution which was formerly known as Centro de Ensino Teológico (CETEOL), and has studied at Eberhard- Karls-Universität Tuebingen, with doctoral studies at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg.

He is Brazilian by birth and is married, with the three children. He has worked as a missionary in Timbó/Benedito Novo (Brazil) with the Missão Evangélica União Cristã and also in the Casilla Dos of Paraguay with Union Evangelica del Paraguay. He joined FLT in 2002 as a part-time professor of Systematic Theology, a post which he now holds on a full time basis. He has published many academic and popular theological and biblical articles in Portuguese and German.

His dissertation is Rechtfertigungsgeschehen und Befreiungsprozess. Die Eschatologie M. Luthers im kritischen Gespräch mit der Eschatologie südamerikanischer römisch-katholischer Befreiungstheologie von L. Boff und J. B. Libânio

Task Force on Theological Education to Publish its Findings

A Task Force set up in 2003 to study 'The Theology of Theological Education' is about to publish its findings in a special issue of Evangelical Review of Theology (ERT). Led by Dr Brian Edgar, Visiting Professor at Asbury Theological Seminar, the Task Force was appointed by the Theological Commission and the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) as a result of track on the topic at a consultation held at High Wycombe in 2003.

The papers will be published in the July 2005 issue of ERT, and cover a variety of perspectives, and include the keynote address of the Consultation by Professor Miroslav Volf of Yale Divinity School, 'Dancing with Wolves'. The concern for the topic arose out of the ICETE 'Manifesto on the Renewal of Theological Education' which calls for the educators to 'take immediate and urgent steps to seek, elaborate and possess a biblically-informed theological basis for our calling in theological education, and to allow every aspect of our service to become rooted and nurtured in this soil.' The papers prepared by the Task Force provide a solid basis for this task.

Extra copies of this issue of the journal are being produced for distribution to those interested in theological education. For details contact local ICETE member bodies or the editor (details back page). The deadline for orders is 15 May, 2005.

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