Trans-disciplinary research on religious formations in urban Africa : towards liberative methodological approaches

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dc.contributor.author De Beer, Stephan F.
dc.contributor.author Smith, R.D. (Drew)
dc.contributor.author Manyaka, Semape Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-16T05:26:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-16T05:26:23Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-27
dc.description 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 In this article, we are exploring a methodological approach to research on faith and religious expressions in urban Africa. We are committed to trans-disciplinary work that pursues research methods mutually liberating for researchers, co-researchers and community participants and that results in long-term benefits and strengthened agency on the part of the host communities. Our reflections in this article are based on a collaborative research project1 in two regions of Pretoria, Tshwane2 – Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East – in which we explore how religious innovation and competition in and amongst churches contribute to the healing or perpetuation of urban fractures. 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 project was funded by the Templeton Foundation as part of an Africa-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 De Beer, S.F., Smith, R.D. & Manyaka, J., 2017, ‘Trans-disciplinary research on religious formations in urban Africa: Towards liberative methodological approaches’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(3), a4693. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4693. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4693
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66150
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 Faith en_ZA
dc.subject Urban Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Communities en_ZA
dc.subject Religious expressions en_ZA
dc.subject Urban fractures en_ZA
dc.subject Religious innovation en_ZA
dc.subject Religious competition en_ZA
dc.subject Churches en_ZA
dc.subject Healing en_ZA
dc.subject Perpetuation en_ZA
dc.title Trans-disciplinary research on religious formations in urban Africa : towards liberative methodological approaches en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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