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A time of transition: Theological trends in the issues of Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae from 1997-2004

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dc.contributor.author Vorster, Koos (JM)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T08:51:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T08:51:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.citation Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol 40, Supplement, pp 1-15 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14097
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This article evaluates the theological and church historical trends in the issues of Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae (SHE) in the period 1997-2004. The central theoretical argument of this investigation is that this period in the history of SHE is telling of a growing interest in ecumenical research. This is evident from different investigations into African Christian traditions that had not received any attention before. There are inquiries into African spirituality and the interaction between church history and social history. Added to this there are important contributions from individuals. Moreover, the issues of SHE during this period bear witness to a transition from a traditional modernist approach to history writing to a description of church history “from below”. There was a broadening in historiography so that the role of human experience, narratives, oral transmissions and spiritualities came under discussion alongside traditional sources. This development enriched the study of Christianity in Africa. The transition can be positively appraised if the established methods, sources for church historical research and fields of investigation are not set aside completely. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.title A time of transition: Theological trends in the issues of Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae from 1997-2004 en
dc.type Article en


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