The Social Gospel movement revisited : consequences for the church

Show simple item record Jacobs, Pierre J. 2015-12-11T07:12:40Z 2015-12-11T07:12:40Z 2015-08
dc.description This article is a reworked version of a part of a PhD thesis titled ‘Globalized mission and the Social Gospel of Jesus: A postcolonial optic’, completed in the Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, at the University of Pretoria, with Prof. Ernest van Eck as supervisor. ( en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article introduces South African churches to the reasons why elements of the late 19th and early 20th century Social Gospel movement encourages local churches to participate in their respective communities through social contribution. The article argues that the Social Gospellers understood Christian responsibility as an imperative of ‘participatio Jesu’ through social integration of living an ethos of oikoumenē. The history of the Social Gospel should be a relevant influence on mainline churches to understand the tension in the decision to participate or withdraw from social contribution today. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Jacobs, P.J., 2015, ‘The Social Gospel movement revisited: Consequences for the church’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(3), Art. #3022, 8 pages. 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3022. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (Online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3022
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Social Gospel movement en_ZA
dc.subject Christian en_ZA
dc.subject South African churches en_ZA
dc.subject Social Gospel en_ZA
dc.subject Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) en_ZA
dc.subject Body of Christ in the world en_ZA
dc.title The Social Gospel movement revisited : consequences for the church en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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