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

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

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  • Grönum, Nicolaas J.; Van Rensburg, Fika J. (Johan Jacob Janse)., 1951- (AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-12)
    Abraham Kuyper wanted his fellow countrymen to accept biblically informed academic output as scientific and therefore authoritative. If Kuyper’s plans were to come to fruition, he would have to state the case for a ...
  • Kroesbergen, Hermen (Wiley, 2018-03)
    This article argues for acknowledging the existence of an absolute distinction between faith and science. It is often assumed in the science and religion debate that such a distinction would be ahistorical and uncontextual. ...
  • Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias); Saayman, Willem (Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2013)
    The authors analyse and discuss the history of an important “Dutch Reformed Mission Church” congregation since its inauguration under the first DRC “foreign” missionary, Stephanus Hofmeyr, in the late nineteenth century ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2010)
    This article investigated the challenges associated with being a missional church in an everchanging world and possible patterns to live missionally in new contexts. The need for Christian missions to be radically contextual ...
  • Van Wyngaard, Arnau (Routledge, 2013)
    Researchers seem to be in agreement that spirituality is an important component of the holistic care approach commonly found in palliative care. Shiselweni Home-Based Care (SHBC) is a faithbased organization in Swaziland ...
  • Vilanculo, Anselmo (Baptist Union of Southern Africa, 2009)
    African understanding and conception of the Divine Being predate the Christian era. In many instances, African beliefs, culture, practices, and faith traditions are strikingly akin to the biblical images and notions of God ...
  • Kabongo, Kasebwe Timothee Luc (AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-05-28)
    This article explores the concept of hybrid epistemology in relation with the author’s theological teaching of his neighbours from the northern townships of Pretoria and the students of the University of Pretoria. It is ...
  • Elmi, Ghorban (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-11-12)
    This article studies Ghazali’s viewpoint regarding Satan or Iblis. Ghazali’s interpretation of Satan is very different from that of traditional ones. Despite the Koran’s negative portrayal of Satan, Ghazali elaborates a ...
  • 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, ...
  • Bieber Jr, Kenneth R.; Beyers, Jaco (Brill Academic Publishers, 2020-05)
    This article discusses why American evangelical Christians, particularly white evangelicals, have granted overwhelming support to Donald Trump, first as a presidential candidate in 2016, and then as president since his ...
  • Bae, Choon Sup; Van der Merwe, P.J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-09)
    Ancestor worship is practiced in different forms around the world today, even in societies participating in the modern global economy. Ancestral beliefs are deeply dependent on the premise that the souls of the dead may ...
  • Geel, Leon; Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-07-26)
    The apparatus theory is used to challenge the interpretation of religion and also to determine whether religion is a factor to contend with in modern society. Religion could be the element that keeps the city intact or ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, 2014-04)
    In this reflection on a creative and critical dialogue on the future of missiology as a theological discipline, the theological imperative of contextualisation was emphasised. The point of departure was that the contextual ...
  • Meiring, Arnold Maurits (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    African theology can be understood as a theology from below – or rather, “as below, so above”. This phrase not only reflects the concept of ubuntu and the African partiality towards horizontal relationships, but may ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Johannes (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017)
    It is attempted to analyse the relationship between Christianity, Judaism and Islam from the viewpoint of the intergroup threat theory. Although the departure point for this study is the intergroup threat theory, there ...
  • Smither, Edward L. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-07-11)
    Many theologians, including those concerned with theology of mission, frame the drama of God’s story and mission (missio Dei) through the three major acts of creation, fall and redemption. Others add that the new creation ...
  • Henry, Desmond; Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-04-06)
    The Baptist Union of Southern Africa’s (hereafter BUSA) future is conspicuous unless it understands the context within which it ministers in our ‘rainbow nation’. As a union of churches, BUSA faces significant challenges ...
  • Gronum, N.J. (Nicolaas) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-28)
    This article investigates the naturalisation of the Bible. Three voices are of special importance in the narrative presented in this article; they are Aristotle (384–322 BC), Rene Descartes (1596–1650) and Baruch Spinoza ...
  • Kganyapa, Leonard Tsdiso; Kgatla, Selaelo Thias (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-24)
    The existence of the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) and Paris Evangelical Missionary Society (PEMS) in the western areas of Johannesburg, South Western Township (Soweto) and, more poignantly, ...
  • Beyers, Jaco (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-09-22)
    In this article the contribution of professor Frans J. van Zyl (1913–2008) will be scrutinised as to determine the influence his thoughts had on the theology of the Netherdutch Reformed Church. As Van Zyl was seen as a ...