Wer eine Reise tut…

Bishop Buthelezi was a most prominent Lutheran theologian in Southern Africa and beyond. I heard him giving three papers. The first time we met was at the Lutheran conference in FELS (Natal Spa, KZN), where he lectured on the use of the Bible in Zululand and beyond, the second was at our Open Day where he lectured on Lutheran Theological Studies and how Seminaries in Africa (and elsewhere!) should go about their business and lastly just two or three years ago in Windhoek, where he gave the keynote address on Holy Baptism in the church and especially in the life of African Christians at the LUCSA annual meeting.  The time, when he visited the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane as keynote speaker of our Open Day, he stayed with us at home and I got to know him better and appreciate him even more. He was a fascinating person, guest and theologian. Missionary Heinrich Voges knew him far better still. So it did not need a lot of convincing to travel to the funeral this weekend. Read more about our roundtrip together with three students of our Seminary in the following overview. Going to Ezidwadweni and back again: Funeral of Buthelezi- There and back again

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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