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- ItemAfrican urbanims : reinterpreting the marks of the church(Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2015) Naude, PietThis essay presents a broad analysis of African “cityness” and brings this analysis in relation to an ecumenical interpretation of the marks of the church. The aim is to construct an “urban ecclesiology” where the realities of African cities influence our understanding of the church, and where – in turn – the marks of the church provides some pointers to a life of community, justice and fulfilment in the city.
- ItemCan we overcome the anthropocentrism bias in sustainability discourse?(Medknow Publications, 2017) Naude, PietBased on a turn to the rational human subject in Descartes, Kant and Feuerbach, this paper critically examines four efforts at shaping sustainability discourse: the definition of sustainability in Our common future; stewardship Christian theology; forms of partisan justice; and GDP as measure of economic growth. These efforts made certain advances, but because they share the underlying anthropocentric bias of Western philosophy, they fail to step out of the current sustainability paradigm. The paper closes with two suggestions of how to de-centre the human subject and to build a network-view of all species.
- ItemDecolonising knowledge : in what sense is an ‘African’ ethic possible?(2017-04) Naude, PietAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING : In hierdie intreerede word die aandrang op ‘dekolonisasie van kennis’ bepreek aan die hand van pogings om ŉ inheemse, Afrika-etiek op die grondslag van ubuntu te konstrueer. Die gevolgtrekking is dat dekolonisasie ondersteun behoort te word in soverre dit die kontekstuele toepassing en uitbreiding van bestaande kennisinhoud behels. Op verskeie gronde word geargumenteer dat die skep van alternatiewe epistemologieë wat steeds as ‘wetenskaplike kennis’ sou kwalifiseer op hierdie stadium nog nie ŉ haalbare moontlikheid blyk te wees nie.
- ItemEconomic growth and progress : a paradigmatic conflation(Medknow Publications, 2019) Garland, Grace Myburgh; Morrison, John Myburg; Naude, PietThis paper uses a paradigmatic lens to conceptually explore the global sustainability crisis. To anchor what would otherwise be an abstract thought experiment, the discussion focuses on GDP, economic growth and progress measurement. By reviewing the extensive debate around GDP through a paradigmatic lens, the paper explores why the prevailing growth-centric paradigm is “in crisis”. More importantly, it suggests that the crisis is unlikely be resolved by human agency, unless the requisite convincing forces for a paradigm shift are present. Or, failing this, that aggravating sociological and/or ecological conditions over time could impel the shift to some new, hitherto-unimagined, paradigm.
- ItemOrtopraksie as metodologiese prinsipe in die sistematiese teologie : 'n sistematies-teologiese analise van Latyns-Amerikaanse bevrydingsteologie en die politieke teologie van Johann Baptist Metz(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1987-12) Naude, Piet; Jonker, W. D.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Theology. Dept. of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology.AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Geen opsomming beskikbaar.
- Item'Public theology' from within the church? : a reflection on aspects of the theology of W.D. Jonker (1929–2006)(AOSIS Publishing, 2014-03) Naude, PietIn this essay, aspects of the work of theologian W.D. (Willie) Jonker are reframed to complement current debates about ‘public theology’ in South Africa. The introduction points out that Jonker worked during a crucial period in South Africa’s history and that his theology is intrinsically linked to the church struggle between 1955 and 1994. The second part reframes Jonker’s theology as a public theology from within the church by referring to his understanding of preaching, confessions and public witness. The last part attempts to move beyond Jonker in appropriating some of his ideas for a public theology in South Africa today.
- ItemToward justice and social transformation? appealing to the tradition against the tradition(AOSIS Publishing, 2017) Naude, PietThis article starts with a brief statement on the well-known contradictory nature of the Reformed tradition in South Africa, defending injustice and struggling for justice in the name of the same tradition. By following the work of Reformed systematic theologian D.J. Smit, it argues that the justice-affirming potential of the Reformed tradition is a hermeneutical task built on three specific re-interpretations: (1) the reinterpretation of Scripture from the perspective of the weak, the poor and the oppressed (against a hermeneutic of creation orders and God-willed division of people) (2) a rereading of John Calvin to affirm the dignity and freedom of all humans (against the grain of neo-Calvinist interpretations) (3) a rereading of Karl Barth with a focus on God’s inclusive grace, Christian confessions and the nature of the Christian life (against the limitation of his influence because of his perceived actualistic view on Scripture or unscientific, foundational methodology). The article closes with a brief look into the agenda for social transformation faced by us in the second decade of the 21st century, and under what conditions the Reformed faith will be able to make an enduring contribution to public life in (South) Africa.
- ItemWhy is a multiplicity of confessions particular to the Reformed tradition?(University of the Free State, 2014) Naude, PietENGLISH SUMMARY : This article commences with the observation - drawn from a number of standard collections - that a multiplicity of confessions is a particular trait of the Reformed tradition. An explanation for this is then sought with reference to the very conception of theology in the Reformed tradition (Willie Jonker); the spiritual power of the church to declare doctrine (John Calvin), and the relative authority of the confessions themselves (Karl Barth). It is concluded that new confessions will continue to emerge in this tradition as the gospel is proclaimed or put under threat in possible new circumstances in future.