Dreyer, Theuns F.J.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2011-06-07)
This article has been a homiletic reflection on the well-known words in Matthew 16:19. The
explication and application of these words have been theologically contextualised with
respect to current debates amongst theologians ...
Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-08-22)
This article represents a response to Andries van Aarde’s view on a ‘gateway to the future from
a deconstructed past’, a paper presented as part of a conference, ‘Gateway to the Future from
a Deconstructed Past’, ...
Leaders play an important role in clergy’s response to their call. Toxic leadership, also known
as the dark side of leadership, negatively influences their decision to remain in full-time
pastoral ministry. There is a ...
This contribution explains the value of self-giving and critically questions the discourse on
self-sacrifice in relation to ministerial spirituality. In practice, what others may describe as selfsacrifice
may be experienced ...
God loves urban people and urban places. God's body on earth - the
church - is called to be an expression of this love, fleshing it out in big
and small ways, serving humbly, loving tenderly and acting justly.
Kabala, Emmanuel Tshilenga(University of Pretoria, 1999)
This thesis does not attempt to castigate Africa for its collective sin. The focus
on collective sin in Mrica does not suggest that collective sin is limited to
Africa, but simply that Africa is suffering from this sin. ...
(University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2017)
It is estimated that 10 per cent of the world’s population, approximately 650 million
people live with disability. Eighty per cent of them live in developing countries. The
needs and rights of persons with disabilities ...
Pieterse, Hendrik J.C. (Hennie)(Public Library of Science, 2017-08-18)
In this article, I present a critical literature study of the theoretical approach of practical
theologians in South Africa to our discipline, in honour of Yolanda Dreyer on her 60th birthday.
Some of my colleagues’ ...
This article is written in the style and method of an autoethnography that focuses on the
author’s spiritual journey with God while living with chronic pain. The labyrinth is used as a
metaphor and spiritual tool to ...
In one of his essays on art, Dutch author and essayist Joost Zwagerman (1963–2015) reflects on
the work of (Dutch) South African artist Marlene Dumas (1953). Zwagerman addresses in
particular Dumas’ My Mother Before She ...
This article examines the manner and method of resistance against patriarchal power and
privilege. Two types of power are contrasted. One is the violent, war-like and hierarchical
power of an empire, and the other is the ...
Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-25)
The article is a contribution to the centennial celebration of the Faculty of Theology at the
University of Pretoria. It forms part of the section in the programme titled ‘Ethos – Critical
perspectives on our past and a ...
Schweitzer, Friedrich(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-26)
This article discusses the need for researching non-formal religious education as a neglected
field of empirical research in religious education. By describing the growing awareness of the
theological and educational ...
Scott, Hilton; Wepener, Cas, 1972-(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-27)
Illness is a reality that affects all people, and healing is the main reason why people attend
worship services in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Ritual Studies scholar Ronald Grimes,
illness is a social reality; ...
Jackson, Glenna S.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-26)
In this article, the author once again reflected on her personal and existential experience of
frequent visits to African countries as well as to Israel-Palestine. The article focuses on the
issues of outsiders becoming ...
Koffeman, Leo J.(Il Mulino Publishing House, 2017-04)
This contribution reflects on Protestant attitudes towards the institutional aspects of church life, including church law and church polity. First, it describes 'Protestantism' from an historical and a terminological ...
Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-04-21)
Is there anything outside the Christian Text or is the Christian Text all there is? The article will
argue that the Christian Text has formed and shaped Western thinking to such an extent that it
is impossible to think ...
This article traces the historical impact of the church in transforming, developing and changing
society. It looks at how the church in selected periods in history, mainly in the reformation era,
worked towards the ...