Churches claiming a right to the city? Lived urbanisms in the City of Tshwane

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dc.contributor.author Ribbens, Michael
dc.contributor.author De Beer, Stephan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-09T09:16:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-09T09:16:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-27
dc.description This article forms part of a collaborative research project entitled ‘Religious innovation and competition amidst urban social change: a Pretoria case study’. The project is also a sub-theme of the ‘Faith in the City’ research project, hosted by the Centre for Contextual Ministry in the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article sets out to describe how churches have responded and continue to respond to fastchanging urban environments in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East, animating Henri Lefebvre’s sociological perspective of citadins or urban inhabitants. We make tentative interpretations and offer critical appreciation. Churches, which were historically separated from the city centre, now directly participate in claiming a right to the city. With necessary fluidity, churches express lived African urbanisms through informality, place-making, spatial innovation and everyday rituals. Though not exhaustive, the article focuses on rituals shared among historic urban Christians and contemporary African urban Christians, namely prayer, listening to the Bible and worship. These rituals, when combined with the churches’ spatial innovation, to a certain degree contribute to place-making. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Contextual Ministry en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Templeton Foundation as part of an African-wide enquiry on ‘Christianity and social change in contemporary Africa’. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ribbens, M. & De Beer, S.F., 2017, ‘Churches claiming a right to the city? Lived urbanisms in the City of Tshwane’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(3), a4690. https://DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4690. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4690
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65335
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Churches en_ZA
dc.subject Urban environments en_ZA
dc.subject Separated en_ZA
dc.subject Everyday rituals en_ZA
dc.subject Spatial innovation en_ZA
dc.subject Place-making en_ZA
dc.subject Informality en_ZA
dc.subject African urbanism en_ZA
dc.subject City of Tshwane en_ZA
dc.title Churches claiming a right to the city? Lived urbanisms in the City of Tshwane en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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