The calling of the Reformed Churches in South Africa in the moral renewal of the urban community in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne)
dc.contributor.postgraduate Sekhaulelo, Motshine Amos
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-17T12:59:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-17T12:59:44Z
dc.date.created 2014-04-25
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study was to investigate the prophetic calling of the Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA) in the moral regeneration of the South African urban community. The method of research followed in this study was to study primary and secondary sources, as well as appropriate biblical teachings and theological principles relevant to this study and to systematise the information. An analysis was provided of the main problems regarding moral decay besetting the South African urban community and the main challenges this moral decay poses for the RSCA were identified. A strategy the RCSA should implement in tackling these challenges was devised and a number of practical projects the RCSA could undertake at congregational level to concretise the strategy were discussed. The study confirmed that the Church has an important role to play as the driving agent for moral regeneration of the South African urban community. It was pointed out that the moral regeneration of the urban community in South Africa cannot be left to the government. The main reason is that morality cannot be legislated. However, when the love of God transforms the lives of people, it changes the heart, heals moral decay, provides strength to overcome temptation and gives the desire to reach out to people (friends, relatives’ neighbours, strangers and even enemies) in true love. The congregation’s main task with regard to moral regeneration is therefore to be clear about God’s mission, to discern what God is doing in the community and to serve his mission in practical ways. en_US
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dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_US
dc.description.librarian gm2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sekhaulelo, MA 2013, The calling of the Reformed Churches in South Africa in the moral renewal of the urban community in South Africa, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40196> en_US
dc.identifier.other D14/4/30/gm en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40196
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Kingdom of God en_US
dc.subject Moral decay en_US
dc.subject Moral renewal en_US
dc.subject Moral regeneration movement en_US
dc.subject Reformed churches in South Africa en_US
dc.subject South African Government en_US
dc.subject Theology of the city en_US
dc.subject Urban community en_US
dc.subject Urbanisation en_US
dc.subject Urban Ministry en_US
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title The calling of the Reformed Churches in South Africa in the moral renewal of the urban community in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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