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)
    This paper traces the development in terms of its heritage and legacy of a Reformed Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, from its beginnings in the Scottish Mission, to the present. It notes the oppressive role of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...