The Chinese house church movement in South Africa

Show simple item record Grant, S. Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) 2016-05-03T10:41:21Z 2016-05-03T10:41:21Z 2015-12-01
dc.description.abstract Die doel van hierdie navorsing is om die Chinese huiskerkbeweging in Suid-Afrika by wyse van akademiese ondersoek aan die orde te stel en ‘n inleidende bespreking te bied van hierdie belangrike gebeurtenis in sendingwetenskap. Hierdie navorsing behels van die heel eerste beskrywings en navorsing oor hierdie haas onbekende verskynsel. Die bespreking geskied aan die hand van Alan Hirsch se konsep van apostoliese impak en die sogenaamde ‘Jesus People’-beweging, toegepas op Chinese huiskerke in China en Suid-Afrika. Die navorsing skets ‘n kort oorsig oor die kerk in China om sodoende konteks te skep vir die gebeure in Suid-Afrika. Die inleidende bespreking van die Chinese huiskerke geskied aan die hand van ‘deelnemende waarneming.’ Die navorsing vervolg met voorstelle vir die verdere ontwikkeling van die huiskerke in Suid-Afrika. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the research is to provide an academic introduction to the Chinese House Church Movement in South Africa, and to give a brief description of the importance of this new missiological event - for, even though the presence of these churches is well known, little is known about the churches themselves. This research represents some of the very first explorations and missiological reflections on this phenomenon in South Africa. Therefore, in this article Alan Hirsch's idea of 'apostolic genius' and its connection to 'Jesus People' Movements and their impact is explored within the context of the Chinese church, both in mainland China and in South Africa. A brief history of the church in China is provided as background and context for an exploration of the Chinese House Church Movement in South Africa - through 'participant observation'. Consequently, suggestions are made as to ways in which one can more effectively assist already existing Chinese house churches, as well as with the establishment of more Chinese house churches. As this is a previously mostly 'unknown' and/or closed-off community, the research undertaken in this article is of great importance as an initial exploration and missiological reflection on this phenomenon. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science of Religion and Missiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Grant, S. & Niemandt, C.J.P., 2015, ‘The Chinese House Church Movement in South Africa’, KOERS — Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 80(2), Art. # 2225, 6 pages. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0023-270X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2304-8557 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Author(s). Published under the Creative Commons Atribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Chinese huiskerkbeweging en_ZA
dc.subject Alan Hirsch en_ZA
dc.subject ‘Jesus People’ en_ZA
dc.subject Chinese House Church Movement en_ZA
dc.subject Suid-Afrika (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title The Chinese house church movement in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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