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Volume 34, Issue Issue-2/3, 2006
Author Heike TiedeckSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 414 –416 (2006)More Less
Theology in conflict : Readings in Afrikaner theology. The Theology of F.J.M. Potgieter and B.J. Marais, Hans S.A. Engdahl : book reviewAuthor W. NicolSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34 (2006)More Less
The aim of this doctoral dissertation is to understand the thinking in the Dutch Reformed Church during the middle part of the twentieth century when as a whole it supported apartheid, but there were also strong dissident voices within it opposing the dominant ideology.
Overtly Muslim, covertly Boni : Competing calls of religious allegiance on the Kenyan coast, Mark R.J. Faulkner : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34 (2006)More Less
This book offers a unique and valuable insight into the encounter between Islam and an African religion in East Africa. It comprises a study of the Boni, a hunter-gatherer ethnic community living along the Kenya / Somali border that converted en masse to Islam during the late 1940s and 1950s. Although various external and internal factors contributed to their conversion, the Boni for various reasons (discussed in the study) never fully abandoned their previous religious identity.
Contextualization in the New Testament : Patterns for theology and mission, Dean Flemming : book reviewAuthor Pieter VersterSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 418 –419 (2006)More Less
The literature dealing with contextualisation is vast. New challenges are posing new questions, and new information leads to new answers. Flemming engages the challenge of contextualisation in mission from the perspective of the New Testament. He is of the opinion that certain patterns can be deduced from the way in which the authors of the New Testament deal with mission in the environment of their time and age.
Worlds of memory and wisdom : Encounter of Jews and African Christians, Jean Halpérin and Hans UCKO (eds) : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 419 –420 (2006)More Less
Islam and the West post 9 / 11, Ron Geaves, Theodore Gabriel, Yvonne Haddad, Jane Idleman Smith (eds) : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34 (2006)More Less
This attractive and well-edited volume contains the contributions of twelve scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, who have been studying Christian / Muslim relations for many years. Their main aim in this book is to assess the impact of the tragic events of 9 / 11 on Islamophobia and antipathy towards Muslims.
Author J.M. GathogoSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 420 –423 (2006)More Less
Kibicho's book is premised on the contention that African indigenous religion did not necessarily have to await the God of the Christian Testament (or Hebrew bible) for fulfilment. For 'the saving Spirit of the one God has been there since the creation of the world and it has got many manifestations in various genuine religions' (p. 13). The saving Spirit of God is manifest in Christ, 'but not only in him. So you can say, salvation in African religion exists independently of Christ, but not completely independent, since it is the same Spirit who is active in Christ and African religion' (p. 13).
Author P.F. TheronSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 423 –424 (2006)More Less
At a time when many would have us believe that the Reformation is 'old hat', the author is convinced that Martin Luther's message remains relevant. That it applies to modern humanity as well as adherents of traditional African religion. This book is the result of many lectures and papers to audiences in Southern Africa over the past decades. In the process, Nürnberger covers a vast field of theological and ethical issues.
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The Vulnerable power of worship : A Study of a power approach to contextualization in Christian mission, Mats Rydinger : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 425 –426 (2006)More Less
In this book the author (a chaplain at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden) studies contextualisation through a practice approach. The first part of the book focuses on the way Missio Dei necessitates a local and situational approach to mission that exposes a vulnerable centre, over against a traditional sender-receiver approach to mission, based on a privileged centre. The idea of a vulnerable centre emphasises that our understanding of God and Christian tradition is always partial, incomplete, and fragmentary. In a dialectical encounter with the 'other', that is, other religions, as well as those outside the church, this understanding should be complemented.
Early Christian mission I. Jesus and the twelve, II : Paul and the early Church, Eckhard J. Schnabel : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 426 –427 (2006)More Less
Eckhard Schnabel (Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois) and himself a former missionary in the Philippines, has published a magisterial two-volume historical survey of the early Christian mission. The German edition appeared in 2002.
Source: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 427 –428 (2006)More Less
Klaarwater (later Griquatown) was one of the first mission stations in the northern interior of South Africa. As such it is already worthy of notice. Furthermore, the missionaries here worked among a unique nomadic group of people who were descended from the White settlers in the Cape.
"In Gottes Namen Hütten bauen" : Kirchlicher Landbesitz in Südafrika : die Berliner Mission und die Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Südafrikas zwischen 1834 und 2005, Andrea Schulze : book reviewAuthor W.A. SaaymanSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 428 –430 (2006)More Less
Andrea Schulze presents us with excellent research - a typically German thesis, meticulously (even painstakingly) researched, densely written, never using five words where she can use twenty! Clearly she lived in South Africa long enough to get a good feel for the context. She obviously also knows her way around the archives of the Berlin Mission. The archival and literature research is backed up by interviews with a good cross-section of ELCSA members.
Picturing Christian witness : New Testament images of disciples in mission, Stanley H. Skreslet : book reviewAuthor J.J. (Dons) KritzingerSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 430 –431 (2006)More Less
In this book, the author, Professor of Christian mission, but also a New Testament scholar, provides us with a fresh theological view on the missionary enterprise. The view is fresh because of a number of elements. First, he studies New Testament mission by following the practice and thinking, not of the writers of the New Testament in the first instance, but that of the missionary disciples. These disciples include not only the twelve, and other high profile people, but also the lesser-known ones. His question is, which images could describe their work best, and which images did these disciples prefer to use?
Martinus Sewushan : Nationalhilfer, Missionar und Widersacher der Berliner Missionsgesellschaft im Süden Afrikas, Ulrich Van der Heyden : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 431 –432 (2006)More Less
I started my missionary career at Maandagshoek in Sekhukhuneland. At walking distance from my home was a ruin which the people called GaMonere (place of Mr [Winter]). The same distance to the other side was another ruin: an early house of Alexander Merensky. Not so far from there, the place where Sekhukhune had his mountain fastness in the Leolo Mountains was shown to me. Therefore, when this book landed on my desk I could not but open it.
Salvation in the New Testament : Perspectives on soteriology, Jan G. Van der Watt (ed.) : book reviewSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 432 –433 (2006)More Less
No doubt salvation has been and should be one of the key terms of a theology of mission, if all humankind is to see the salvation of God (Luke 3:6). However, the definitions and scope of salvation vary tremendously in theological studies in general, but also in missiological studies. Salvation implies a number of crucial issues : salvation from what, salvation for what, the manner of salvation, and the agent(s) of salvation, etc.
Author Christof SauerSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 34, pp 434 –448 (2006)More Less
This review article follows on with the bridge building tradition of David Bosch between German and South African Missiology. It starts with the Korntal Series of the Academy for World Mission in Germany and other missiological material offered there. It carries on with topical clusters, focusing on religious freedom, missiology, religions and ethnology, apologetics, Christian leadership and Europe.