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.; 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...