Kabala, Emmanuel Tshilenga(University of Pretoria, 1999)
This thesis does not attempt to castigate Africa for its collective sin. The focus
on collective sin in Mrica does not suggest that collective sin is limited to
Africa, but simply that Africa is suffering from this sin. ...
(University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2017)
It is estimated that 10 per cent of the world’s population, approximately 650 million
people live with disability. Eighty per cent of them live in developing countries. The
needs and rights of persons with disabilities ...
Pieterse, Hendrik J.C. (Hennie)(Public Library of Science, 2017-08-18)
In this article, I present a critical literature study of the theoretical approach of practical
theologians in South Africa to our discipline, in honour of Yolanda Dreyer on her 60th birthday.
Some of my colleagues’ ...
This article is written in the style and method of an autoethnography that focuses on the
author’s spiritual journey with God while living with chronic pain. The labyrinth is used as a
metaphor and spiritual tool to ...
In one of his essays on art, Dutch author and essayist Joost Zwagerman (1963–2015) reflects on
the work of (Dutch) South African artist Marlene Dumas (1953). Zwagerman addresses in
particular Dumas’ My Mother Before She ...
This article examines the manner and method of resistance against patriarchal power and
privilege. Two types of power are contrasted. One is the violent, war-like and hierarchical
power of an empire, and the other is the ...
Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-25)
The article is a contribution to the centennial celebration of the Faculty of Theology at the
University of Pretoria. It forms part of the section in the programme titled ‘Ethos – Critical
perspectives on our past and a ...
Schweitzer, Friedrich(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-26)
This article discusses the need for researching non-formal religious education as a neglected
field of empirical research in religious education. By describing the growing awareness of the
theological and educational ...
Scott, Hilton; Wepener, Cas, 1972-(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-27)
Illness is a reality that affects all people, and healing is the main reason why people attend
worship services in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Ritual Studies scholar Ronald Grimes,
illness is a social reality; ...
Jackson, Glenna S.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-26)
In this article, the author once again reflected on her personal and existential experience of
frequent visits to African countries as well as to Israel-Palestine. The article focuses on the
issues of outsiders becoming ...
Koffeman, Leo J.(Il Mulino Publishing House, 2017-04)
This contribution reflects on Protestant attitudes towards the institutional aspects of church life, including church law and church polity. First, it describes 'Protestantism' from an historical and a terminological ...
Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-04-21)
Is there anything outside the Christian Text or is the Christian Text all there is? The article will
argue that the Christian Text has formed and shaped Western thinking to such an extent that it
is impossible to think ...
This article traces the historical impact of the church in transforming, developing and changing
society. It looks at how the church in selected periods in history, mainly in the reformation era,
worked towards the ...
Kgatle, Mookgo Solomon(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-04-24)
South Africa has recently experienced a series of public protests. The common element is
that violence is becoming evident in these protests. This article uses the June 2016 protests in
the city of Tshwane as an example ...
Simion, Marian G.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-04-28)
This article demonstrates that ritual plays an ambivalent role in the interaction between
religion and violence. Ritual triggers and gives meaning to violence, or it enforces peace and
coexistence. The first part of the ...
Van Eck, Ernest; Kissi, Seth(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-04-21)
The Akan people of Ghana have concepts of ethnicity and social identity which are similar to
those found in the Mediterranean world, which find expression in the issues addressed in the
letter to the Hebrews. This ...
Francis, Leslie J. (Leslie John), 1947-; Smith, Greg(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-06)
This study invited curates and training incumbents attending a 3-day residential programme
to function as a hermeneutical community engaging conversation between the Lucan postresurrection
narrative concerning the Road ...
Goroncy, Jason A.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-06-20)
This essay begins by offering some observations about how holiness was comprehended and
expressed in Victorian and Edwardian England. In addition to the ‘sensibility’ and ‘sentiment’
that characterised society, notions ...
Much has been written about the role and contributions of the church in the struggle against, and
the dismantling of, apartheid in South Africa (e.g. De Gruchy & De Gruchy 2004; Hofmeyer,
Millard & Froneman 1991; ...