Peters, Prince E.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-02)
The modern use of the word ‘persecution’ in both speeches and books shows a phenomenon
that is almost wholly associated with religion. However, persecution is a threat to the peace of
religious institutions as well as ...
Asadu, George C.; Diara, Benjamin; Asogwa, Nicholas(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-28)
Religious pluralism model holds the belief that there is virtue in every religion, just as all
religions are good and are of equal value. It does not consider religion’s particularity but is
interested in the ideas that ...
Obiorah, Mary Jerome(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-08-17)
The church shares in Christ’s mission of bringing all to the knowledge of God and to salvation.
All its members are called to this intrinsic mission bequeathed to the entire church. The lay
faithful form the greatest ...
Addo, John K., Jr.; Dube, Zorodzai(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-05-28)
Inspired by Goffman and Mead Social Interactionism theory and Ghanaian traditional
leadership model, this article interprets Mark 7:24–30 as text that re-imagines alternative
leadership practice. The study suggest that ...
Malan, Gert Jacobus(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-15)
The central themes of Jesus’ preaching, the kingdom and household of God, are root metaphors
expressing the symbolic universe of God’s patronage subverting patronage and patriarchy
structuring contemporary Mediterranean ...
Ibenwa, Christopher N.; Uroko, Favour Chukwuemeka(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-08)
The religious crisis in Nigeria dates back to the colonial era. The amalgamation of two
distinct nationalities (Northern and Southern Nigeria) for the purpose of administrative
convenience by the colonial government, ...
Dube, Zorodzai(New Testament Society of Southern Africa, 2019)
This article uses ritual healing theory to explore the meaning and
function of healing rituals performed by Jesus, the Galilean healer, and
to raise alarm concerning some healing rituals found in a number of
Jesus’ retreat into the wilderness soon after being baptized by John has been interpreted from
three perspectives –as an echo of exodus narrative, an echo of Isaiah restoration narrative
and as a baptismal liturgy. Because ...
One characteristic of John’s community as evidenced in the Gospel of John, is its awareness
of social identity categories –the insiders are God’s children while the non-believers are
children of Satan who are symbolised ...
Gusha, Isheanesu Sextus(Church History Society of Southern Africa and Unisa Press, 2019)
When Zimbabwe attained her independence from colonial powers in 1980,
prospects of a peaceful nation were high, especially following the pledge made
by the Prime Minister Elect in his victory speech. Isaiah 2:4b was ...
Eriksson, Bart Anders; Van Eck, Ernest(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-04-23)
New Perspective scholars challenge Protestant interpretations of Paul. It used to be the case,
they state, that Protestants assumed that Paul was to Judaism as Luther was to Medieval
Catholicism. Both men supposedly ...
The future of labour appears as one of the crucial themes of the sociological and economic
reflections. Sociologists and economists proclaim a shrinking scope of labour and, consequently,
a certain elitism of jobs. In ...
Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-02-18)
Syncrisis as literary motif in the story about the grown-up child Jesus in the temple (Lk 2:41–52
and the Thomas tradition): The article explores hermeneutical solutions for the negative
response from the child Jesus ...
Obiorah, Mary Jerome; Uroko, Favour Chukwuemeka(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10-23)
Conspicuous in the Old Testament (OT) is the literary genre of blessing that is often construed
in poetic forms. They are of various types and were significant to their initial audience.
A careful analysis of their texts ...
Potgieter, Annette(Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2019)
We live in a digital era, where connection and connectivity move away from physical
presence, but find shape in online communities and forums. This trend extends from
the secular world into the religious experience, as ...
The Gospel of Matthew, across the centuries, has provided the bedrock for the instruction of Christians, especially new converts. The Gospel offers a multifaceted portrait of Jesus, perfect for an understanding of the Reign ...
This study is a contextual reading of the parable of the persistent widow found in Luke 18:1-8 from the perspective of the concerns of widows in Zimbabwe. Given the everyday usage and mirror reading of the Bible in Zimbabwe, ...
This study uses social identity complexity theory to investigate complexity of identity in Luke with focus on Luke 15 to determine how Luke solved social conflict. The discussion from Luke is used as analogical or comparative ...
Adedibu, Babatunde A.; Igboin, Benson O.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10)
The quest for accountability in Christian theology is both immediate and ultimate. This,
thus, suggests that individuals and groups within spiritual and secular spaces subscribe to
some form of immediate and ultimate ...
Potgieter, Annette(University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2019-12-13)
George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s seminal book Metaphors we live by (1980) makes us realise that a metaphor is not merely a linguistic phenomenon, but also a conceptual, socio-historical, neural, and bodily phenomenon ...