Browsing Research Articles (Science of Religion and Missiology) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Science of Religion and Missiology) by Title

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  • Smither, Edward L. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    Augustine of Hippo (354–430) was a fourth- and fifth-century monk-bishop who left a great imprint on the spiritual leaders of his day by overseeing the monastery at Hippo Regius and also authoring a significant corpus ...
  • Muller, Julian C.; Beyers, Jaco (Society for Practical Theology in South Africa, 2007)
    Pastoral care to homosexual persons and those close to them is discussed from the perspective of George Lindbeck's (1984) theological typologies. The cultural-linguistic model is emphasised, its links to narrative practice ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The question of a valid and viable Pentecostal hermeneutic is discussed leading to the preliminary conclusion that such a hermeneutic would consist of the following elements: the experience of the immanence of God, within ...
  • Mkhwanazi, Fanie Solomon; Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias) (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2015)
    This paper proposes that the ministry of ordained women within the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) has not fully integrated women, despite the landmark decision of the MCSA Conference of 1972 to have women ...
  • White, Peter; Acheampong, Benjamin O. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2017-06-30)
    Planning and management is an important aspect of every successful organisation. In a similar way as the church participates in the missio Dei, it is essential that we consider planning and management as part of the ...
  • Franklin, K.J. (Kirk James); Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-05-31)
    Structures for mission have been under review as a result of many factors. In particular have been the widening influences of globalisation, and to a lesser degree, glocalisation. Various models of leadership praxis and ...
  • Kritzinger, J.J. (Johan Jakob) (Faculty of Theology of the University of the Orange Free State, 2012)
    The author challenges the reader to make two mindshifts: from a focus on poverty relief to an emphasis on poverty eradication; and from viewing the poor as the objects of poverty alleviation to accepting them as the subjects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mutavhatsindi, Muthuphei Albert (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2017-02-28)
    The objective of this article is to deal precisely and systematically with the preliminary urban missionary outreach of the apostle Paul as referred to the book of Acts, chapters 13–14. This article covers an ample ...
  • Vellem, Vuyani Shadrack (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010-10)
    The ‘Protest’ and ‘Confessing’ Models in the streams of Black Theology of liberation provide a creative link between the Prophetic Theology in the Kairos document (KD) and the Black Theology of liberation. Launched in a ...
  • Gbote, E.Z.M. (Eric Zakpa Mccarig); Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-08-29)
    The article attempts to establish that prosperity gospel is rooted in the faulty interpretation of several biblical passages. The prosperity gospel portrays wealth and riches as a covenant and the fulfilment of the divine ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, 2017)
    This research focussed on one of the most important social movements and contextual challenges in the African context – the explosive growth of the ‘prosperity gospel’ in Africa. It investigated this phenomenon from a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In the first article it was attempted to provide insight into the corporate nature of being called to ministry. The article also tried to discern what the specifics of the ministry of the public pastoral leader were. Equally ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-11-18)
    Religious Studies is concerned with studying religion or the absence thereof. The concept of religion has been discussed, disliked and dissected over centuries. Some have predicted the disappearance of religion, others ...
  • Kroesbergen, Hermen (Routledge, 2018-01)
    This account of religious change in Zambia discloses shifts in the ideas and practices of Christian unity since independence. It shows that state-backed appeals, at times repressive, under the slogan ‘one nation, one church’ ...
  • Shirvani, S.M.H. (Seyed) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-08-22)
    This article, through a comparative study, aims at defining and analysing the concept of hope in the Quran versus psychology. The study defines common and differential grounds in the area, and suggests a proper approach ...
  • Kok, Jacobus (Kobus); Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    In this article, a few of the elements and dynamics of social movements will be explored. It will be argued that the traditional institutional church is in a critical period in the cycle of movements, where the need for ...
  • Vilanculo, Anselmo (Baptist Union of Southern Africa, 2008)
    No abstract available
  • Root, Robin; Van Wyngaard, Arnau; Whiteside, Alan (Routledge, 2015-08)
    The article is a descriptive case study of a community home-based care (CHBC) organisation in Swaziland that depicts the convergence of CHBC expansion with substantially improved health outcomes. Comprised of 993 care ...