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

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

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  • 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 ...
  • 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, 2011-11-04)
    This article firstly investigates in what way various main theological figures in the first centuries of the Christian era spoke about the Trinity and thus, also, about the Holy Spirit. Secondly, it investigates how the ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2012-03-14)
    Firstly, the present article explored the occurrence of special gifts of the Holy Spirit (charismata) both in the New Testament and in a number of early Christian writers (e.g. Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian and ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    The earliest Christians – all of whom were Jews – spoke of the Holy Spirit as a feminine figure. The present article discusses the main proof texts, ranging from the ‘Gospel according to the Hebrews’ to a number of ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-09-29)
    The Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria is celebrating its centenary during 2017. Since its inception in 1917, the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (by agreement) appointed lecturers in the Faculty ...
  • Urbaniak, Jakub; Otu, Elijah (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-31)
    This study seeks to articulate the universality of the eschatological expectation, in its specifically Christian form, by interpreting it from the perspective of a radical embodiment. This can be understood in a twofold ...