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Christianity and secularisation in South Africa: probing the possible link between modernisation and secularisation
(Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
The secularisation theory of Max Weber states that modernisation inevitably leads to the decline of religion. This theory has in recent years been challenged by the desecularisation theories of various sociologists and ...
Christian theology and racist ideology: a case study of Nazi theology and apartheid theology
(University of Cluj-Napoca, 2008)
Die Westerse mens en betekenisverlies
(Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2013)
Several authoritative studies have indicated that Western people are currently experiencing a loss of meaning. This article states that this collective sense of loss of meaning is partly due to the fragmentation of Western ...
Liberty and equality. A critical response to the debate between James P. Sterba and Jan Narveson
(Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2012)
This article examines the libertarian arguments of Jan Narveson and James P. Sterba regarding the compatibility of liberty and equality. It then posits that their arguments fail in solving tensions between liberty and ...
The secular and the sacred in the thinking of John Milbank: a critical evaluation
This article examines John Milbank's deconstruction of secular social theory, and the counter master narrative that he proposes. Milbank depicts secular social theory as based on an ontology of 'violence'. Instead, he ...
Just war and virtue: revisiting Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
(Taylor and Francis, 2015)
The rise of armed conflict around the world begs for renewed reflection on what constitutes just war. Modern just war discourse is characterised by a very formal approach to war ethics. Issues of character, internal ...
A theological perspective on human dignity, equality and freedom
Human dignity has proven to be a vague term in liberal rights discourse because of its broad range. This article attempted to provide a Christian definition of human dignity that is helpful in resolving tensions between ...
The GKSA's use of Article 30 CO in the era of apartheid
(Stellenbosch University, 2012)
This article discusses the GKSA’s (Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika) use of article 30 CO during the apartheid era. The central theoretical argument is that the GKSA Synods gave a Kuyperian content to the expression ...
John Calvin on the Christian's social responsibility: cultural activist or "modest social reformer"?
Recently there have been heated discussions between Reformed theologians who embrace the two?kingdoms doctrine and proponents of the Neo?Calvinist tradition on whether Calvin held social transformationist views. This article ...
Assessing the consistency of John Calvin’s doctrine on human sinfulness
The accusation is often levelled at Calvin that his doctrine on sin is inconsistent, contradictory, deterministic and culpable of making God the Author of sin. This article probes the validity of these accusations by ...