Browsing Research Articles (Practical Theology) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Practical Theology) by Issue Date

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  • Muller, Julian C.; Stone, Howard W. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The fascinating, but complex field of intercultural communication and pastoral care is the focus of research in this article. The authors describe the two approaches of pastoral therapy and show how it can be implemented ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Building up the local church is driven by different motives. More often than not, these motives concern the survival of a specific church and/or denomination. Even church growth may be considered to be a motive of maintenance. ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The aim of the article is to describe and explain the paradigm shift from a modern to a postmodern mindset regarding pastoral counseling with women. Modernistic thinking contributed to the non-identity of women, though ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In a time of increasingly demanding pressures and expectations being experienced by Pastors, questions can be asked as to how do they as leaders keep their hopes alive. This article explores the stories of many of these ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This paper analyses the work of a conference that took place in April 1955 at Bandung, Central Jawa, Indonesia. The conference was and is still an important event in the lives of the oppressed people. Representatives came ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The profession of being a pastor is under pressure. The challenge for churches and seminaries is to rediscover what it means to be called, and more specifically to be called for full time ministry in a local church. Such ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The Western world has always viewed the African continent as plagued by corruption; dictatorship; military coups; rebellious leaders; greediness; misuse of power; and incompetent, politically unstable leaders - in effect, ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The world view and culture created by the oikoumene of the Hellenistic-Roman era (331 BC to early fourth century AD) was conducive to the rise of several philosphico-religious movements, like Mithraism and other mystery ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article discusses the development of leadership in the biblical world in light of structuration theory. The use of the structuration theory is embedded in the theoretical work of Max Weber. Max Weber distinguishes ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The aim of this article is to draw the outline of the “story” of the Hervormde Kerk by means of empirical research. Results drawn from statistics, both worldwide and local, combined with responses to a questionnaire survey ...
  • Muller, Julian C.; Pienaar, Hendrik Elmo (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article can be described as a social constructionist, narrative understanding of a group of selected South African white Christians' experience and perceptions regarding sexual morality in the context of heterosexual ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This paper examines the influence of Aristotle on western civilization, and it explores how this line of thinking influenced religion from the point of view of its subordination of women. Then I examine how women were ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article is a homiletic reflection on the words of Stephen in Acts 7:48f that “the most High dwelled not in temples made with hands; as said the prophet, ‘Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In ecclecial circles it is a commonplace to say that the profession of the pastor is under pressure. Pastors know that and congregations know that. Knowing it in itself does not change much. However change starts with ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004-03)
    The practical theology that emerges from this article is one that develops out of a very specific context - in this case, HIV / AIDS. The philosophical framework is found in an integration of two paradigms, namely ...
  • Muller, Julian C.; Pienaar, Sunette (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004-09)
    Black women in previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa carry the burden of triple oppression: (a) the social engineering policies synonymous with apartheid have marginalised women economically and socially; ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    “Kenotic” preaching – a catalyst for liturgical revival within the present context In this article the urge towards a new liturgical approach is investigated from a systemic perspective. The interactive dynamics of the ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Before the new political dispensation in South Africa (1994), the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika) referred to the church as a “peoples church” (volkskerk). Owing to political changes ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A narrative and autobiographical approach is taken in this article in order to explore and explain reconciliation. In the process the concepts of privilege, shame and new choices, within a specific story, are taken as the ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article deals with the issue of reconciliation as a new way of life for the world. It focuses on scriptural passages that support the topic. It also examines the spiritual aspect of reconciliation which is forgotten ...