Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Issue Date

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  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2007-05)
    In popular works, and even in handbooks of (church) history, it is often assumed that Augustine was converted from paganism to Christianity. This perception is incorrect. Augustine (354-430) was a North African by birth. ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2007-05)
    Riane Eisler’s cultural transformation theory challenges traditional approaches to historical interpretation. Her theory posits the view that history is the result of the interaction of two evolutionary trends. Firstly, ...
  • Duncan, Graham A.; Buqa, Wonka (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2007-05)
    Originally written to defend the church against charges of being responsible for the destruction of the city of Rome in 410 CE, Augustine’s City of God has come to stand as a monument to theological reflection on the history ...
  • Cannon, J.G. (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon church is officially known, has emphasised the Christian vocation to mission almost since its founding in the USA in April 1830. While Mormon historians have ...
  • Ukah, A. (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    The study of mobilisation and organisation of money in churches is not new : it is actually a staple of Western Christianity where documentation is a routine practice and openness is accepted as a norm of existence for ...
  • Ukah, A. (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    The study of mobilisation and organisation of money in churches is not new : it is actually a staple of Western Christianity where documentation is a routine practice and openness is accepted as a norm of existence for ...
  • Ungerer, D. (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    In 1994 a new political dispensation came into effect in South Africa with the Constitution as the highest authority. The question that is being asked here is : "How does church law and church governance fit into this ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007-09)
    Partnership in mission came to be a byword for developing missionary relationships during the twentieth century. During this time its meaning and practice changed, often imperceptibly. This is seen in the regular conferences ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    This article traces some of the formal processes in the passage to ordination in southern African Presbyterianism. It draws on historical aspects from the Scottish, English, USA and New Zealand experiences, these being ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    Presbyterianism, through two significant personalities, provided an important impetus to the formation and development of the early University of Pretoria. Their contribution has to be understood in terms of the contexts ...
  • Neele, A.C. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-03)
    This article suggests that the topic "children" received considerable attention in the post-Reformation era - the period of CA 1565-1725. In particular, the author argues that the post-Reformation Reformed sources attest ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-06)
    This study reflects on a new paradigm for church history. The traditional definition of church history, as a study of the growth and development of the church in all its facets, constricts church history to disclose too ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-09)
    The aim of this article is to emphasize new trends in the interpretation of the Scriptures that were brought about by the Reformation and that were consequently made possible for the future. Reformation thinking and modern ...
  • 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 ...
  • Du Toit, P.R. (Philippus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The focus of this article is on the fundamental and practical reasons that led to the establishment of theological training by the Dutch Reformed Church in the northern part of South Africa. The Faculty of Theology (Division ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The aim of this paper is twofold. First, it will discuss the origins of Manichaeism, a gnostic-Christian world religion that was founded by the prophet Mani (216-276). My discussion of the origins of Manichaeism may serve ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys); Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    In 1938 the Faculty of Theology Section B was established at the University of Pretoria, which could be likened to a small fountain. As the fountain flowed through the decades of history, it grew and became a river that ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Augustine’s sermons provide a unique source in explaining his influence from the 5th century onwards as a theologian and pastor, a minister of the Word preached and celebrated in the sacrament. Of particular value in this ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The article explores how Augustine of Hippo (354-430) deals with the Jews and Judaism. First it investigates the occurrence and meaning of the word “Iudaeus” in Augustine’s works. It turns out that Augustine, unlike many ...