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Suffering and persecution as a mark of the church: a perspective from Australia

Zweck, Dean (2013) Suffering and persecution as a mark of the church: a perspective from Australia. Lutheran Theological Journal, 47 (3). pp. 162-172. ISSN 0024-7553

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    Abstract

    This article considers why suffering, persecution and martyrdom are said to be a mark of the church. It then looks at how suffering and persecution have been part of the experience of Lutheran Christians in the Australian context. In this story not all suffering and persecution is endured 'for righteousnes' sake' but is sometimes a consequence of unrighteousness. Finally it is shown that suffering for the sake of unrighteousness is to be borne in faith as participation in the skandalon of the cross.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Suffering, persecution, Lutherans, Australia
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Experimental Development
    Subject Area(s): C - Church History
    D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
    Depositing User: Rev Dr Dean Zweck
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 10:00
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 12:18
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1402

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