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. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-10-28)
    The only constant in theological education is change, despite brave attempts to hold the tide back in some quarters. Yet, Western-based theological education remains the norm globally. The Faculty of Theology at the ...
  • Van Wyk, G.M.J. (Gafie) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-08-21)
    This article aims to contribute to the understanding of the views of Barth and Bultmann on the interpretation of Jesus’ resurrection. It deliberately steers away from the abundance of secondary material available on the ...
  • Van Wyk, G.M.J. (Gafie) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-07-29)
    Gerhard Ebeling on faith. Gerhard Ebeling (1912–2001), not only the foremost Luther researcher of the previous century but also one of the most prominent contributors to protestant theology during that period, wrote ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-04-10)
    The article first sketches some main trends in the recent study of Augustine’s Confessions as a work aimed at Manichaean readers. It then detects and analyses the Manichaean-inspired parts in Book X of the Confessions. ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The first testimony we have to the newly discovered Gospel of Judas is in Irenaeus, Adv. haer. I, 31, 1. Here it is said that certain Gnostics adduce a confictio which they call ‘the Gospel of Judas’. The question is: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-10-08)
    In this contribution the view is presented that the Heidelberg Catechism should be regarded as an attempt to promote unity between 16th century reformers and churches in the Palatinate. This, to some extent, determined ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys) (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2014)
    In the year which we commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, this article follows the historical tracks of the catechism through the history of the Dutch Reformed Church with special focus on the ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-06-18)
    The Nicene Creed and the Apostolicum went through different processes of growth and development. In the early development of both creeds, it is noticeable that articles about ‘the church’ are absent. In this contribution ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys) (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2012)
    With the advent of a new political dispensation in South Africa in 1994, the newly elected government of South Africa changed the name of the public holiday on 16 December from “the Day of the Vow” to “the Day of ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-25)
    During September 1961, a charge of heresy was laid against New Testament scholar and antiapartheid activist Prof. A.S. (Albert) Geyser. The charge was brought by three senior theological students of the University of ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-10-03)
    This article is an attempt to elaborate hermeneutically on the different historical contexts, related the one to the other and to the centre point of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in question and answer 45 of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-06-12)
    This contribution examines the changing attitude of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) towards apartheid, specifically since the Second World War. The NHKA’s views started with a theological justification ...
  • Vermaak, Roche Francois (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-09)
    The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), which united in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC(USA)), have since 1978 formulated specific polity ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim); Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2017)
    In this contribution, the authors reflect on historical theology as theological discipline. The authors propose that historical theology be applied to different areas of research, namely prolegomena, history of the church, ...
  • Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-20)
    South African universities are in the process of serious transformation and restructuring. The place of faculties of theology at universities has come under the spotlight resulting in the closure of several theological ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-06)
    In this contribution, the author reflects on historical theology as theological discipline. After a short introduction to the precarious situation of church history as a theological discipline in South Africa and the ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Contemporary history is a fluid concept. Its writing implies commitment and self awareness. The former canons of objectivity, subjectivity and progress as they have traditionally been understood are anachro-nistic. Some ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2005-06)
    Writing history in the African context demands commitment; it must be contextual and integrally related to the mission of Christianity. This necessitates a reconsideration of historiography. The ‘old’ historiography was ...