Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Type "Article"

Browsing Research Articles (Church History and Church Policy) by Type "Article"

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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 ...
  • Pillay, Jerry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-11-19)
    The Accra Confession was formulated and adopted by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Accra, Ghana, in 2004. This article traces the historical development of the Accra Confession and its continued impact on the ...
  • Kruger, Pieter (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2020)
    During the past nearly 30 years the epochs of democratisation and globalisation became intertwined with the South African society, determining its spirit of the age. The democratisation of South African since 1994 has ...
  • 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 ...
  • Morris-Chapman, Daniel John Pratt (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-09-30)
    The last 3 years have witnessed a period of substantial volatility in Cameroon. In 2016, protests within the minority Anglophone regions against the obligatory use of French in schools triggered a period of considerable ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pillay, Jerry; Greyling, Machiel (Church History Society of Southern Africa and Unisa Press, 2018)
    A movement, known as the Restoration Movement, developed on the early American frontier (19th century) to unite the various denominations that followed migrants from Europe and to bring them back to the ideals of the ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys) (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2020)
    This contribution gives an overview of how four of the important reformed churches in South Africa responded to the challenge of poverty from 1994 to 2019. Following an introduction, the first part of the chapter defines ...
  • 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) (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 Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-11-29)
    In this review article, the book by J.H. (Amie) van Wyk, Augustine: A study on the ethics of the church father from Africa is presented and discussed. Short overviews of the content of the six chapters are given. They ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...