Browsing Research Articles (Science of Religion and Missiology) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Science of Religion and Missiology) by Issue Date

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  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The text of the Samaritan Liturgy is almost unknown among scholars of the Old Testament. The value of the Samaritan Liturgy lies in its correspondence with the Old Testament. The way in which the Samaritan Liturgy makes ...
  • Beyers, Jaco; Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This study is concerned with the identity and religion of the Samaritans. The way in which the Samaritans understood their identity is highlighted by their perception of God, by the traditions they adhered to and by the ...
  • 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. ...
  • Beyers, Jaco; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2001)
    The traditional definition of the term syncretism is not only vague and cryptic, but it is also used in a pejorative sense. Many attempts have been made to re-define the term syncretism. All definitions are determined by ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Although the term syncretism does not appear in the Old Testament, syncretism is widely seen as the process resulting from the contact of religions. All forms of cultural and religious contact can however not be identified ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Before the discussion of the subject of reconciliation in apocalyptic literature can be researched it is necessary to answer preliminary questions: What is apocalyptic literature? Where, how and why did it originate? Is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Wyngaard, Arnau (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In a world which is slowly but surely being devastated by the HIV / AIDS pandemic, the church needs to get involved in the fight against this disease. In many places the church has conveniently denied that HIV / AIDS has ...
  • Van Wyngaard, Arnau (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In terms of the social involvement of the Christian church within the community, it would not be an overstatement to say that never before in history has there been a greater challenge facing the church than the present, ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-06)
    In this discussion the relationship between Christianity and the traditional African religion is critically evaluated. The relationship is viewed from the perspective of the understanding of revelation and from the ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    Diversity is becomming a prominent phenomenon of our society within a postmodern context. Many clergy and church members believe it threatens the peace and stability of churches and local congregations. Seemingly, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, arguably more than any other European theologian, influenced the way in which South African Christians, clergy and laity alike, have come to see their role in the struggle against apartheid. In his ...
  • Nel, Malan (Society for Practical Theology in South Africa, 2007)
    Evangelism never was a popular concept or ministry. Two of the critical reasons for this might be the lack of real theological reflection on Evangelism from a holistic missional perspective on the one hand and, on the other ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The article describes Emerging Churches as a 21st century phenomenon. Emerging churches are not a new denomination, but are experimental forms of church life, found in all denominations; formulating and living Christian ...
  • 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 ...