HUMAN DIGNITY IN AFRICA: A CHRISTOLOGICAL APPROACH

Nico Koopman

Abstract



The violation of human dignity is more acute on the continent of Africa than in most other
places in the world. In this article the dehumanizing influence of a wide range of factors is
considered: amongst others growing inequality, violence, illness and various forms of
prejudice. It is then argued that insights from the Christology of John Calvin provide
avenues for restoring human dignity in Africa, and that his work on the threefold office of
Christ may prove to be particularly helpful.

Keywords


Human Dignity; Africa; Christology; John Calvin; Threefold Office of Christ

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/104-0-184

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