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Volume 38, Issue 1, 2010
Source: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 3 –4 (2010)More Less
Willem Saayman offers us a necessary study of the terms missionary and missional. Celia Kourie reflects on the teaching of Spirituality at the University of South Africa. Dave Dagie offers a fascinating study of the interface between Missiology and Musicology. We journey to Europe where Kenneth Ross has teamed up with James Wilkie to explore the Scottish experience of serving in mission from 1950 to 2000. We move on to Brazil where David Bledsoe introduces us to the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God). The issues of economic justice in a globalised, largely unjust world must receive our full attention. HIV and AIDS continue to ravage Africa and the world so we will continue to put the spot light on the role of communities of faith in dealing with this crisis. Moving on in the spirit understanding and learning I have included a comprehensive exploration of Buddhist prison outreach in the United States by Paul McIvor. In the Creative Space we are favoured with a thought provoking reflection on the challenges facing the ecumenical church in South Africa today by Tinyiko Maluleke.
Source: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38 (2010)More Less
South Africa has lost legends this year. Firstly, Professor Steve De Gruchy editor of the Journal of Theology in Southern Africa and head of the School of Religion and Theology at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal died tragically in a river tubing accident in February. It still seems impossible to be writing a memorial for the lively Steve De Gruchy.
The Bible in and for Mission : A case study of the Council for World Mission, Missionalia, 37(2) 2009 : pp. 210-228
Observations on the spirituality of Martin Luther King Jr, Desmond Mpiulio Tutu and Barack Hussein Obama, Missionalia, 37(3) 2009 : pp. 125-137 : errataSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38 (2010)More Less
Author Willem SaaymanSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 5 –16 (2010)More Less
The author attempts to get clarity on the two related terms, missionary and missional, as the former is being replaced more and more in academic writing by the latter term. He finds that there is no clear etymological difference in the terms, as both derive from the root word mission. Writers using the term missional clearly state that they understand mission mainly as missio Dei, which is a well-established term. The difference implied therefore must lie in contextual factors, as missional is used specifically to describe the missio Dei in the North Atlantic. It had its origins in work done by the Gospel and Our Culture Network, and was inspired by the writings of Newbigin and Bosch. The author identifies certain problem areas with the term missional which will have to be considered if the term is used to describe mission in Africa.
Author Celia KourieSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 17 –31 (2010)More Less
Professor Klippies Kritzinger, as Dean of the erstwhile faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, was willing to take a risk and allow a new, rather esoteric discipline to come into being in the new millennium. Christian Spirituality was thus born at Unisa in 2000, not without certain reservations from some faculty members. As a tribute to Klippies, some salient issues with respect to teaching Spirituality are discussed in this article, in particular the area of Interspirituality. It has also become clear that Missiology and Spirituality are not just sister disciplines in the department, but need each other as partners in order to effect individual and societal transformation.
Author D.J. DargieSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 32 –53 (2010)More Less
The early Christian missionaries in Southern Africa did not realise what they would bring about by insisting on European style music in the mission churches. The desire for worship suited to their own culture, including worship music, was one of the main reasons for so many African Christians establishing or joining African Initiated Churches (AICs). An additional result was the creation, by the AICs, of wonderful new church songs most suitable for use in liturgy. This is the first of two articles that examine such music in certain Xhosa Zionist churches.
Source: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 54 –68 (2010)More Less
A day conference Roots and fruits : Retrieving Scotland's missionary story, held in April 2009, took Edinburgh 1910 as its starting point and sought to examine the lived experience of people who were influenced by the movement that emerged from the World Missionary Conference. This article considers the papers presented at the conference, reflecting upon the legacy of Edinburgh 1910 in the implementation of mission policy. Thereafter, the response of individual people to obeying and developing God's call to be a missionary is considered, as well as mission amidst social and political change. Next, it seeks to determine whether there was a distinctively Scottish dimension to missionary involvement. Finally, it discusses seeking to serve God's mission today.
Author D.A. BledsoeSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 69 –98 (2010)More Less
The Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (IURD) is the most well-known manifestation of the Brazilian Neo-Pentecostal Movement and possibly the largest contemporary missionary export from a Third World country. This article describes aspects of the IURD, which include its principal leader, controversies, ecclesiastical structure, primary message, principal ministry, and growth. Through this description, mission researchers and the global church could better comprehend this denomination's complexity, teachings, strategies and practices and thereby seek to determine its impact on evangelical mission. Furthermore, pastors and parishioners could better understand and effectively serve all members within the IURD and similar churches.
Author Puleng LenkaBulaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 99 –120 (2010)More Less
This article examines the implications of economic globalisation for the church and society, and its relevance for ecumenical theologies and ethics of justice. It employs a multidisciplinary and multi-dialogical approach to theological ethics, in order to determine the manner in which this social phenomenon impacts on society, creation, and relations amongst people and creation. It also explores the way in which the processes of globalisation shape and/or influence theologies and ethics of justice. The article thus firstly provides definitional and descriptive theoretical frames that are employed by a variety of social sciences, theologies and ethics to describe globalisation. Secondly, the article engages in socio-political and ethical analyses of the globalisation. This is followed by analyses of ecumenical engagement with globalisation. Although globalisation is primarily perceived as a socio-political and economic phenomenon, the article argues that it impacts on theological- anthropology and ecological notions of theologies and thus, has to be viewed as an aspect that theologies and ethics ought to engage in seeking alternatives for the fullness of life for all people and creation. The article is written from the perspective of African feminist theological ethics.
Author Rose MboyaSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 121 –141 (2010)More Less
This paper is an attempt to contribute to demonstrating ways in which a local church can respond to HIV/AIDS in a holistic way. The main argument in this paper is that in order for churches to respond holistically, engaging in re-structuring society's viewpoint so that men and women can relate in a healthy manner, as opposed to the manner in which they relate today, is a necessity. Also, that it is crucially important for churches to address all aspects that affect life and to reconsider the meaning of terms such as marriage and love in the context of HIV/AIDS.
Author Paul McIvorSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 142 –166 (2010)More Less
Buddhist prison outreach is a relatively recent development in the United States and elsewhere, and has yet to be chronicled satisfactorily. This article traces the history of Buddhist prison outreach in the United States from its earliest indications in the 1960s to the present day. The mechanics of Buddhist prison outreach are also examined. The intent is to provide an adequate understanding of this form of outreach and a basis for further research in this area.
The bird in our hands : challenges facing the ecumenical church in South Africa today : creative spaceAuthor T.S. MalulekeSource: Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 38, pp 167 –166 (2010)More Less
Every culture has a version of the story of a group of noisy, naughty and stuck-up youngsters who hatch up a trick with which to confront the village sage. In most versions the sage is wrinkled, old, female and black. Other versions add that she was also as blind as a bat. Yet other versions present the sage in the form of a tall, hunch-back, half-blind, toothless and walking-stick dependent old man. Invariably, the toffee-nosed youngsters are a bunch of urban boys.