A Faithful Witness

R125.00

This beautiful book is a tribute to prof Malan Nel. Several prominent South African and international theologians contributed towards Faithful Witness; also some lesser known young theologians. The result is a diversity of interesting insights and approaches to the contemporary discourse in theology, especially in the field of practical theology.

Description

SUBTITLE: Essays in honour of Malan Nel

FORMAT: Book

PAGES:212

SUMMARY: The authors of the essays are prominent theologians in the fields of teaching and research. To celebrate Nel’s legacy, influence and inspiration on a younger generation, we have also asked upcoming young researchers to participate. We are grateful to all of our authors for contributing a diversity of interesting insights and approaches to the contemporary discourse in theology, especially in the field of practical theology. The reader will find the following structure in the book: congregational studies, pastoral care and counselling, preaching and worship. This diversity presents topical essays for a variety of readers.

CONTENT:

I Congregational Studies

1. The theological approach of Malan Nel Hennie JC Pieterse

2. More questions for the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa Richard S Armstrong

3. Leading in turbulent times Eddie Gibbs

4. The Philosophical Roots of Public Theology Wentzel van Huyssteen

5. Malan Nel: Champion within the Dutch Reformed Church for the necessity of well trained ministers and their continuing education Flip du Toit

6. Exploring unemployment’s challenges for the church’s mission today Anita Cloete

7. Effects of sexual abuse on adolescent females: a challenge to congregations Melanie Thirion

8. Family in the congregation (theme) Frederick Marais

9. Bringing theology to the grassroots Pieter Fourie & Hennie van Deventer

II Pastoral Care and Counselling

10. Please quit your God! Intoxication in Christian spirituality and the healing dimension within an existential approach to a practical theological ecclesiology Daniël J Louw

11. Pastor and social intelligence Cassie JH Venter

12. Showing compassion in crisis times: confronting alienated adolescence facing death Christo Thesnaar

III Preaching and Worship

13. Worshiping in the “in-between” times of transition: Reflections on the liminality of liturgy Johan Cilliers

14. A narrative approach to the liturgy Lourens Bosman & Julian Müller 15. The gospel according to Bono and U2? Worship in the new millennium Jan-Albert van den Berg

AUTHORS

HJC Pieterse & CH Thesnaar