The impact of the Bible and Bible themes on John Rangiah's ministry in South Africa

Show simple item record Ragwan, Rodney 2012-04-13T11:20:44Z 2012-04-13T11:20:44Z 2012-02-24
dc.description.abstract John Rangiah was the first Indian Baptist missionary who came to Natal (today called KwaZulu- Natal). He was born in India in 1866 and died in 1915. He established the first Telugu Baptist Church on the African continent in Kearsney, Natal. In the corpus of South African Baptist mission literature, the contribution of John Rangiah is given very little attention. Although he is referenced by Baptist historians for his work amongst Indian Baptists, the impact of the Bible and Bible themes as well as his theology in South Africa have not been examined. This article provides insight into Rangiah’s early life and faith, and critically examines his understanding of the Bible and its themes, such as the Bible, prayer, salvation and eschatological hope. These themes will be critically examined from a conservative evangelical perspective and thereafter attempts to examine these using elements of post-colonial hermeneutics will be undertaken. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
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dc.identifier.citation Ragwan, R., 2012, ‘The impact of the Bible and Bible themes on John Rangiah’s Ministry in South Africa’, Verbum et Ecclesia 33(1), Art. #415, 7 pages. http:// en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v33i1.415
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Telugu Baptist Church en
dc.subject Indian Baptist missionary en
dc.subject Postcolonial hermeneutics en
dc.subject Eschatological hope en
dc.subject.lcsh Rangiah, John, 1866 - 1915 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh Baptists -- Missions -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Influence en
dc.title The impact of the Bible and Bible themes on John Rangiah's ministry in South Africa en
dc.type Article en

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