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

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

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  • 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’ ...
  • Van Niekerk, Pieter Ignatius; Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-06)
    The research focussed on the embodiment of God and approached this theme through a discussion on the deep incarnation of God in Christ. This article provides an overview of the existing literature on incarnation. Jesus ...
  • 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 ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus); Pillay, Victor Vythalingum (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2019-12-06)
    The article aims to evaluate the church’s role in reconciliation as a missional paradigm and attempts to find answers from biblical and theological perspectives. It discusses the issues of church, congregations, reconciliation, ...
  • Van Niekerk, A.S. (Attie) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Reconciliation is usually seen in connection with the relationships between God and his people, and the mutual relationships between people, especially believers in Christ. In Col 1, however, Paul relates reconciliation ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10-30)
    It is dehumanising to identify people in terms of colour. Stereotyping and discrimination come with racial identification. Black identity has been expressed in different forms over the centuries. For a long period black ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-18)
    The research attended to the call by the World Council of Churches in the mission affirmation Together towards life to renew methods of evangelism and to communicate the good news with persuasion, inspiration and conviction, ...
  • Christofides, Peter; Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2012-05-29)
    The role of the laity is at the cutting edge of Christian missions today. The author conducted a number of interviews and questionnaires to determine the status of the laity across denominations of the Christian faith ...
  • De Beer, P.J.P. (Petrus Johannes Perold) (Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, 2012)
    The author provides a brief overview of the history of the Reformed Church in Africa (RCA), a church that is rooted in the South African Indian community, from its birth in 1968 till the present day. He then proceeds to ...
  • Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (AOSIS, 2018-10)
    The article represents auto-ethnographical (narrative) reflections about the author's journey towards reconciling diversity with the advent of democracy in South Africa. The author recounts aspects of his participation in ...
  • Breedt, Jacob Johannes; Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2013-09-03)
    The global realities regarding cultural shifts and the transition between traditional, modern and postmodern world perspectives have particular implications for leadership in general. In several institutions, including ...
  • Kgatla, Selaelo Thias (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-10-28)
    The entire Bible is full of themes calling humans to live justly with one another and fear God who is the author of justice. The first book of the Bible, Genesis, carries the story of God’s relationship with his people. ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07)
    Religion and culture always exist in a close relation. Together with aesthetics and ethics, religion constitutes culture. As ethnicity becomes part of the related concepts, the relation with religion needs explanation. ...
  • Usue, Emmanuel Ordue (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of LIMPOPO, 2011)
    The decision which was made by the people of Nigeria prior to independence to become the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Britain required that the People of Nigeria will be integrated with one another for the purposes ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS, 2018-11)
    Violence is not only because of religious differences. Violence is part of human nature. While expressing and living a unique identity, people may experience animosity from 'the other' in society. The natural human response ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (Association for the Study of Religion, 2015-08)
    Religion can be an effective instrument in politics. This has been a phenomenon all over the ages and different political contexts. Politicians utilise religion in order to gain political goals. This paper wants to ...