Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Smith, Thomas Jacobus firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-09262011-115524 Document Title Exploring the present discourse on the Early Church Fathers’ teachings on poverty in order to develop proposals for the Johannesburg church’s engagement with the poor Degree MA(Theol) Department Science of Religion and Missiology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Dr A Van Niekerk Supervisor Keywords
- Afrikaans churches
- early church fathers
Date 2011-09-08 Availability unrestricted Abstract
In post-Apartheid South Africa the issues relating to poverty and specifically missional engagement with the poor remains a priority. In order to foster creative imaginations for this missional task, this research focuses on the discourse on four Early Church Fathers’ engagement with the poor. This discourse was brought into dialogue with four Afrikaans Johannesburg churches through phenomenological interviews. Using Susan Holman’s interpretive framework of sensing, sharing and embodying the kingdom dialogue between the teachings and praxis of Clement of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Augustine and four Johannesburg churches were explored in order to develop proposals for the Johannesburg church’s mission towards the poor.
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Smith, TJ 2011, Exploring the present discourse on the Early Church Fathers’ teachings on poverty in order to develop proposals for the Johannesburg church’s engagement with the poor, MA(Theol) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09262011-115524/ >
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