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A humanizmus az igei tudomány szolgálatában (V.)
Humanism in the service of theology (V.)

Author(s): Dezső Buzogány
Subject(s): History of Church(es), Pastoral Theology, Other Christian Denominations, Rhetoric
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: Melanchthon; humanism; sorites;

Summary/Abstract: This overview of Melanchthon’s dialectic is far from being complete. He continues to present the rules of scientific thinking and the theoretical and practical methods. But the short survey, which covers the essence of his scholarly view, shows a clear intention and effort on his behalf to “domesticate” the classical (pagan) science of thinking in view of their adoption by the Protestant churches. He believed that by doing so, he was advancing the science of the Word, as far as the preparation to the church service is concerned. He was aware that the classical scholarship of humanism could improve Protestant theology, which was to become more erudite, while enriching church sermons with more depth and substance. The overview also shows Melanchthon’s deep commitment to pedagogy, and his concern to be useful to both his students and pastors by elaborating on and strengthening the specific Christian theology of the century. By this he inscribed his name forever into the memory book of the Protestant science and pedagogy.

  • Issue Year: 113/2020
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 482-490
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian