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

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

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  • 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. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10)
    From 1940, ecumenical developments in the Presbyterian/Congregational corpus in Southern Africa became more tortuous and complex, with an expansion of the number of denominations involved in union negotiations to include ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-11)
    This article discusses practical ecclesiology, which reflects on the church of the 21st century from historical, empirical, hermeneutical and strategic perspectives. We live in the era of digital revolutions and ‘homo ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (LitNet, 2020)
    Benedikt Dreyer was ’n kunstenaar en beeldsnyer wat in die eerste helfte van die 16de eeu in Lübeck gewoon en gewerk het. Dit was ’n tyd waarin die Renaissance, Humanisme van Erasmus en die Kerkhervorming oor Europa ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-07-26)
    Since 1994 and the coming of democracy to South Africa there has been a concerted attempt to develop a coherent, unified educational system that will redress the inequities of the apartheid systems. Significant to this ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys) (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2014-12)
    The years between 1990 and 1994 can be described as some of the most violent years in the history of South Africa. Political turmoil en route to the first democratic election in 1994 brought the country to the brink of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thai, Lee Pham; Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS, 2020-10)
    Can an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God create humans with free will without the capacity to commit evil? Scholars have taken opposite positions on the contentious problem. Using scripture and the rules of logic, we ...
  • Morris-Chapman, Daniel John Pratt (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-11-20)
    In recent years, William J. Abraham has suggested the creation of a new subdiscipline for examining the epistemology of theology. This article provides an overview of this proposal, highlighting some of the philosophical ...
  • 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 ...