Református Szemle 116.6 (2023)


Éles Éva(557--581)

The Second Epistle of Peter makes an important, and in some ways unconventional con-tribution to our understanding of biblical eschatology. The main message of the Epistle is clear: this world must be destroyed by fire so that “new heavens and a new earth may take its place”. In the New Testament, only Revelation speaks so clearly about the cosmic consequences of the Day of the Lord. However, the statement about the great final conflagration raises literary, text-critical and theological questions. In this study we will approach these questions by considering the context in which the Epistle was written and by exploring the theological thread to which the motif of the final conflagration belongs.

New Testament2 Péter, eschatology
Lőrinczy Petra(582--608)

This paper discusses prosperity theology from the perspective of religious studies, arguably one of the most important aspects regarding the history and role of the Yoido Full Evangelical Church (hereinafter: YFGC) in the South Korean Protestant Christian religious tapestry. The current study aims to explore the history and characteristics of prosperity theology using the book titled “Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel” by Kate Bowler, a Canadian re-searcher with a Protestant theological background. The paper presents the North American context of the formation of prosperity theology from the perspective of spiritual history, history of theology and social history approaches. Furthermore, it maps the ways in which this the-ological tendency reached the Protestant Christian communities of South Korea. Indeed, the encounter of prosperity theology with the traditional Korean religious and cultural context raises many complex theological and religious issues, like the problem of syncretism and heresy. Finally, the study analyses the book of David Yonggi Cho, the leader of the largest charismatic church in South Korea, entitled “The Spiritual World of the Fourth Dimension”.

Systematic theologykoreai keresztyénség, modern keresztyén mozgalmak, karizmatikus mozgalom, jóléti evangélium
Kolumbán Vilmos József(609--624)

The document presented here is the Ethical Codex formulated in 1786 by the governing body of the College of Kolozsvár (Cluj). The 1780s marked an era defined by the formulation of educational guidelines. It was during this epoch that the ruler of the Habsburg Empire mandated the centralisation of educational institutions. Consequently, the Reformed Church of Transylvania undertook extensive preparations for the reorganization of the college and the advancement of public education. This regulatory framework stands as a distinctive artifact, akin to the spiritual bequest of the noble aristocracy and sovereigns. Noteworthy is its exclusive focus on individuals of noble lineage, rendering it likely that its implementation was never realised.

Church history iskolatörténet, Kolozsvári Református Kollégium, felvilágosodás, etikai kódex
Sógor Árpád(625--634)

The pastoral training and professional workshop named “Spirituality and Mission in the Church” held its conference titled “Spiritual Hunger 7.0” on March 2, 2023, at the Ráday House in Budapest. The topic of this was the problem of pastoral care. Márton Járay reported on the results of a survey conducted among Lutheran ministers in Hungary in his presentation titled “The Lost Shepherd - Lessons from a Pastoral Research”.

Practical theologyspiritualitás, mission, hivatásgondozás, lelkészi életpálya, evangélikus egyház


Nagy Norbert(635--641)

Old Testament, New Testament, Church historyhermeneutics, bibliai hermeneutika
Nagy Norbert(642--649)

Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic theologyhermeneutics, inspiráció


Balogh Csaba(650--651)

OtherProtestant Theological Institute of Cluj-Napoca, akadémiai évnyitó
Kovács Sándor(652--658)

OtherProtestant Theological Institute of Cluj-Napoca
Név Nélkül(662--668)

Systematic theology, Church historyLeuenbergi Konkordia