Research Articles (Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology)

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Research Articles (Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology)

 

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  • Vosloo, Robert (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2012-12)
    How should we reconfigure the relationship between memory and history as two distinguishable yet interconnected epistemological routes to knowing the past? This article seeks some conceptual clarity on the intricate and ...
  • Vosloo, R. R. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    This article was first read at a symposium marking the 450 year celebration of the Confessio Belgica held at the Faculty of Theology of Stellenbosch University in November 2011. It reflects on a specific aspect of the ...
  • Smit, D. J. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    The paper is an edited version of a public address during a consultation celebrating the life and work of CW (Coenie) Burger. The theme was discernment and this essay reflects on some possible implications of the doctrine ...
  • Huggins, Jonathan (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    This article seeks to examine N.T. Wright’s theological contribution to the Reformed doctrine of Justification, with a view toward arguing that he is an important interpreter for and from the Reformed Tradition. An ...
  • Smit, D. J. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    The paper is an edited version of a public address during the 450 year celebration of the Confessio Belgica in the Faculty of Theology of Stellenbosch University. It reflects on the theological content of the Confessio ...
  • Smit, D. J. (Stellenbosch University : Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2012-12)
    The paper pays tribute to the honouree by offering a case study of one of the key themes of Brümmer’s later research, namely the identity of traditions. It provides an overview of diverse answers to questions about Reformed ...
  • Pretorius, Helgard Meyer (Stellenbosch : Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    This article investigates the implied ecclesiology of the Accra Declaration (WARC, 2004). It does this by viewing the document through the lenses of various ecclesiological categories: Biblical images or metaphors, social ...
  • Coertzen, P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
    Under the title Dordt and South Africa – the nature and challenges for Reformed Church Polity in South Africa this presentation starts by sketching the context in which the Church Order of Dordt was drawn up and what the ...
  • Coertzen, P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2004)
    The article is about the public witness of the church – a topic which is much discussed in theological literature in these days. It is argued that the church must give a public witness. Various reasons can be given why ...
  • Smit, D. J. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2004)
    In Flip Theron’s theology the category “strange” in the sense of unique, remarkable, without comparison, occupies a central place. He understands the church as a strange, prophetic sign of the strange, cosmic and ...
  • Van der Merwe, I. J. (Dept. of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    The question on how God’s presence in the worship of the church can be discerned is once again on the theological table because of two contextual influences, namely postmodernism and the image-oriented culture in which ...
  • Smit, D. J. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2008-02)
    Conrad Wethmar has always been interested in questions concerning the hermeneutics of doctrine, often concentrating on methodological issues regarding the role of confessions and the challenges of ecumenical theology. For ...
  • Du Toit, D. A. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2006-02)
    An evaluation of an individual’ s contribution towards theology needs to be placed against the backdrop of the story of faith and theology. In this case it would be the story of religious and theological truth, taking it ...
  • Coertzen, P. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2008-02)
    This article is about freedom of religion in South Africa before and after 1994. It is often argued that the relationship between church and state, and the resultant freedom of religion, during 1652-1994 was determined by ...
  • Boesak, A. (Aosis OpenJournals, 2008-03)
    South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been praised the world over for its work and its example is being followed by many countries, in Africa especially. In South Africa the TRC has raised hopes and ...
  • Boesak, A. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2008-01)
    This article is the edited version of the presentation held at the University of Pretoria’s “Theological Day” on January 31, 2008. It seeks to answer the question: “Can the Dutch Reformed Church still make a difference in ...
  • Brummer, Vincent (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-11)
    The first part of this essay argues that religious experience should not be viewed as an extraordinary kind of extra-sensory perception (visions, ecstasies etc) but as ‘hermeneutical’ in the sense that it entails an ...
  • Bedford-Strohm, Heinrich (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-10)
    The role of prophetic witness of the churches in the public discourse of modern civil societies is analysed on the basis of three public memorandums of the German Protestant churches on economic questions and their impact ...
  • Rust, Averell (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-11)
    This article places the Accra Confession, accepted at the 24th General Assembly of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) (2004), within the historical context of the WARC's struggle for economic justice in the ...
  • Boesak, Allan A. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2009-11)
    Since the meeting of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Accra, Ghana (2004), and the adoption of the Accra Declaration, a debate has been raging in the churches about globalisation, socio-economic justice, ecological ...