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Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte

group, convinced of a certain idea or belief, that claims the freedom to speak out. Oftentimes these individuals or groups experience that their ideas or convictions lead them into trouble. One can think of the example of Wettstein in Basel, one can think of the situation of Pentecostal and Evangelical


Kyriakoula Papademetriou

preaching the gospel in front of the authorities, both Jewish and pagan, boldly and confidently because of their belief in its truth and because of their faith in him who has authorized them to preach. This is, thus, a clear case of the Greek sense of the public action. In John, παρρησία is a characteristic


Leon van den Broeke

freedom in the church it would be more appropriate to use ‘freedom of expression’. In this context the minister or the academic theologian as a member of church can be confronted with the limits of this freedom, because the individual has to yield to the belief of the congregation. I will shed light on