Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Title

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  • Van den Berg, Jacob A. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-04-10)
    Scholars are still of the opinion that Augustine first started to read and discuss the Bible only once he became a Catholic Christian, or even only after his appointment as a Catholic priest. The possibility of Manichaean ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    It has often been stated or implied that John Calvin and the Reformers in general were indifferent to or even against mission. The aim of this study is to point out that this understanding is not a true version of the ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2010)
    This article examines Calvin's understanding of civil government as well as the relationship between church and government against the background of radical political change during the sixteenth century. It becomes clear ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017)
    During 2017, churches with their roots in the 16th-century Reformation, will be celebrating the legacy of the Reformation. It affords theologians and churches the opportunity to reflect on the principles of the Reformation ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-08-11)
    Celtic spirituality has a long and distinguished ancestry with its origins in pre-Christian times. It was inculturated among peoples in the far west of Europe, particularly in Ireland, Scotland and the north and south-west ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-10-23)
    Celtic spirituality has a long and distinguished ancestry with its origins in pre-Christian times. It was inculturated amongst peoples in the far west of Europe, particularly in Ireland, Scotland and the north and south ...
  • Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-05-22)
    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 ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-09)
    Church discipline – is semper reformanda in a time and space warp? Church discipline has become an anachronism in the life of the Christian faith community. In part, this results from a misunderstanding of the fundamental ...
  • Duncan, Graham A.; Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys); Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Theology has been an integral part of the University of Pretoria since its inception and Church History has been taught since the establishment of the Faculty of Theology in 1917. At that time, the Presbyterian Church of ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2008-12)
    The Church of Scotland has exercised a long term commitment to mission and its twentieth century expression, partnership in mission. However, its theory and practice have often been at odds with one another. This has ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys) (IInternational Institute for Religious Freedom, 2014)
    The arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in the Cape in 1652 brought the reformed faith to Southern Africa. For nearly two hundred years the government in the Cape not only protected the reformed religion, but also prohibited any ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2011)
    The Church Unity Commission (CUC) was established in 1968 by a group of mainline English-speaking churches and two black churches in order to participate in the search for union. They were the Church of the Province of ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-06-07)
    This article is an exercise in Practical Ecclesiology. The author reflects on church, mission and ethics from historical, hermeneutical and strategic perspectives. Using the ecclesiology of Karl Barth as a point of ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Unisa Press., 2010-11)
    Idris Shah's concept of "coercive agency" provides an apposite model for the study of mission institutions as "total institutions", which produced paradoxical results of conformity in some learners, while in other learners ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Any society and its institutions are coercive. While acknowledging the invaluable contribution made by mission education towards the development of black South Africans, Lovedale Missionary Institution exemplifies the ...
  • Klan, Werner R.A. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-09-30)
    The contribution of confessional Lutheran churches, especially those affiliated to the International Lutheran Council of the ecumenical movement was regarded more or less as marginal, compared to the mainstream Protestant ...
  • Musoni, Phillip (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-05)
    Places that are regarded as holy are highly esteemed in most religious institutions. Such places are revered because they denote the converging points of human beings and the divine. The fundamental questions addressed ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-09-08)
    This contribution describes John Calvin’s understanding of what it means to be a Christian. When Calvin ‘converted’ to the Reformation in the early 1530s, the term ‘Protestant’ did not exist. There was no systematic ...
  • Ogren, David A. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-07-15)
    Previously identified as an entrenched Egyptian community, Copts have propelled themselves into the greater Africa through two main phenomena: migration and mission. Copts have recast displacement to transcend powerlessness ...
  • Koffeman, Leo J. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-07-08)
    Tolerance is an aspect of the balance between power and freedom. This contribution starts from a decision taken by the general synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, in 1914, on the issue of church members ...