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

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

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  • Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-11-19)
    The Accra Confession was formulated and adopted by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Accra, Ghana, in 2004. This article traces the historical development of the Accra Confession and its continued impact on the ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2012-11-02)
    The church grew rapidly during the first centuries. The question is: Why? Generations of scholars approached this question from different perspectives and with different methods. Historical research, analysis of early ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Brill Academic Publishers, 2016)
    The article focuses on a neglected passage in Cyril of Jerusalem's Catechesis VI in which he speaks of the curious Manichaean 'ceremony of the fig'. After providing the Greek text and a fresh translation of Cat. VI,33, an ...
  • Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-18)
    I first attempt to draw a comparison between the Israel-Palestine conflict and the South African experience of apartheid. Drawing on other established sources and personal experience, I conclude that, while there may be ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-07-31)
    This study is a concise hermeneutical overview of faith’s various ways of understanding and of the different approaches towards Scripture interpretation in the history of the Early Church. The research manifests that ...
  • Pillay, Jerry; Greyling, Machiel (Church History Society of Southern Africa and Unisa Press, 2018)
    A movement, known as the Restoration Movement, developed on the early American frontier (19th century) to unite the various denominations that followed migrants from Europe and to bring them back to the ideals of the ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Routledge, 2016-12)
    This paper draws attention to the possible role of Hermetic writings in the spiritual development of Augustine (354–430). It first places his knowledge of Hermetica within the context of both ‘orthodox’ African Christianity ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The subject 'Augustine and Manichaeism' is a very extensive one. In this article the author confines himself to some main lines and argues that the subject is of central importance in the history of Christianity. He shows ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Brill, 2011)
    This article describes the study of ‘Augustine and Manichaeism’ in context, mainly focusing on the recent book on the theme (the first one of a projected trilogy) by Jason David BeDuhn.
  • 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) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-04-10)
    The article describes in broad outline Augustine’s baptism in Milan (386) and stresses its significance for Augustine’s transition from Manichaean Christianity to Nicene Catholic Christianity.
  • Vuntarde, P.C.V. (Paul Chamunorwa Virimayi); Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013-04-10)
    The aim of this article is twofold. The first is to describe Augustine’s ecclesiology and its development between his birth (354) and baptism (387). Secondly, it will show that the defining features of Augustine’s later ...
  • Franzmann, Majella (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-04-10)
    Taking its point of departure from Augustine’s criticism of Manichaean practices with food and drink that appear to disregard the New Testament injunction to give to the poor, or to those who are hungry and thirsty, 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 ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-06)
    The aim of the article is to present an introduction to the main themes of Augustine’s City of God. The key issues concerning the inception and contents of the work are highlighted. The article emphasises that Biblical ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa was formed on 26th September 1999 as the result of the union of the black Reformed Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa and the white-dominated Presbyterian Church of ...
  • Duncan, Graham A.; Mutmiri, Farai (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2017)
    The Bantu Presbyterian Church of South Africa (BPCSA) was birthed out of a quest for union amongst Presbyterians, which began in the 1890s more than 30 years before it was actually established as the fruit of the mission ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017)
    Martin Luther het as monnik getwyfel of hy ooit genoeg goeie werke sou kon doen en daarom nie genade by God sou kon vind nie. Danksy sy noukeurige bestudering van Paulus se briewe het hy ontdek dat God, die Vader van ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018)
    After the Second World War, a renewed interest in the doctrine of election became evident. Several influential and leading theologians published monographs on divine election. One reason for this was the publication of ...