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The South African Baptist Journal of Theology

The South African Baptist Journal of Theology is in its 30th year and is accredited by the South African Department of Education (SAPSE/NATED).

Faculty of state institutions and associate researchers qualifying for state subsidies are charged page fees of R500.00 per page. Please contact the Editor for copies of the Policy Document of the Journal (which explains the technical details of layout, format and references) and for other general guidelines which will assist potential contributors in the preparation of suitable articles.

The South African Baptist Journal of Theology is published by the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. The articles reflect the views of the individual authors and are not necessarily the views embraced by the Baptist Union of Southern Africa.

The journal is published annually, the subscription for 2021 is R150.00 excluding postage in South Africa and US$60, which includes postage. Subscriptions are also available internationally through EBSCO and other Subscription Agencies.

The Editorial Board for the South African Baptist Journal of Theology includes:

Prof. Godfrey Harold (Editor)   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Dr. Linzay Rinquest (Assistant)   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Dr. Annelien Rabie-Boshoff   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Dr. Peter Christophides   Casuarina Baptist Church Darwin, Australia
Dr. Gordon Miller   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Prof. David Williams   University of Fort Hare
Prof. Frederick Hale   University of the North-West
Dr. Charles de Jongh   Malyon Baptist College, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Charles Dickson   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Dr. Paul Hartwig   Cape Town Baptist Seminary
Prof. Karen Bullock   BH Carrol Theological Institute, Arlington USA
Dr. Garth Aziz   University of South Africa
Dr. Desmond Henry   Baptist Theological College

 

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The Call for Articles toward the 2021 Publication of the South African Baptist Journal of Theology is closed. Please be sure to check back soon for the Call for Articles toward the 2022 journal publication.

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SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2019

SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2019

In 2018, according to the United Nations, there were over 68 million forcibly displaced people in the world. The present refugee crisis has catapulted immigration into major social, legal and theological deliberations. This present displacement of people which the world has never experienced before has significantly shaped and will continue to shape the future far beyond our own imaginations.

Religious persecution and refugee movements “have been strategic inflection points in the history of Christianity and the current refugee displacement will shape the future of Christianity in many ways” (S. George in Refugee Diaspora: Missions Amid the Greatest Humanitarian Crises). Therefore, God seems to be doing a new thing in and through refugees world-wide. God is sovereign over human dispersion, regardless of the motive, because displaced people are forced to question underlying assumptions about their existence, more specifically their understanding of God. Most displaced people tend to become Christians or embrace Christianity after migrating to foreign countries. Andrew Walls correctly observed in lecture delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 2003 that “Migration is a more significant factor in Christian history than the reformation itself”. This movement will reshape Christianity as we know it. This is attested to how refugees injected freshness and growth to the church in Europe and parts of Africa, more specifically South Africa. South Africa is said to have the largest refugee population in the world, and unlike other countries, South Africa tries to integrate the refugee communities into mainline society.

Like Jesus and his family that fled Egypt under the persecution of Herod the Great, the people of Egypt welcomed and cared for this family. How then must church locally and globally respond to this greatest of humanitarian crises? How do we stir the collective conscience of the church, to move from fear to compassion towards these scattered people? Thus, enabling the church to be on mission with a moving God who moves among people. Thank you to the following authors for their scholarly contribution to the theme Diaspora, Refugees and the Missio Dei.

SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2014

SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2014

2014 Journal Theme is on "Social Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa". For more information or to pre-order your copy, you can contact the Journal Secretary, Rev Sheila Moyo. The latest 2013 issue of the South African Baptist Journal of Theology is now available.

This 241 page issue covers the theme of 'Ephesians' and contains 18 articles mainly written by South African and other African authors, relevant to the life and ministry of both churches and individual Christians. There are also 5 Book Reviews of recent Christian theological publications.

Copies are available from the Seminary at R110.00 per copy plus postage and packing.

The following back issues are also available: Spiritual Formation and Leadership (2012); Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (2011); Evangelism (2010); Worship (2009); Minor NT Epistles (2008); Stewardship (2007); 1 & 2 Samuel (2006); Amos (2002)

Editorial Team:
Editor Rev Dr Godfrey Harold godfrey@ctbs.org.za
Assistant Editor Rev Dr Linzay Rinquest principal@ctbs.org.za
Journal Secretary Rev Sheila Moyo journal@ctbs.org.za

The Relevance of Black Theology in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Adebo A/Harold G
A Proper Perspective on the "Real" World: Pastoral/Theological Exegesis of Ephesians 6:10-20 - Davis R
Manhood as Portrayed in Ephesians 5:21-33 versus Manhood as Portrayed in the Contemporary World - Dube E
Settling Accounts with Southern Baptist Distinctives: James Howell Street's the Gauntlet - Hale F
Metaphysical Dualism and Spiritual Warfare: A Reading of Ephesians 6:10-19 - Harold G
Ephesians 4:28: a 'Theology of Work' in a nutshell and a stimulus for Entrepreneurship - Kessler V
Spiritual Formation for people living with HIV and AIDS: A Continuing Imperative of Pastoral Care - Mulenga K
Rescuing Congregationalism from 'Mere Democracy' - Munro R, Bennett T & Miller G
Self-disposing Love: The Significance of Understanding Agape Love in a Christian Marriage - Naidoo P & Ngubane Z
The Implausibility of Ministry, Maturity and Purity outside of the Relational Unity Prescribed in Ephesians 4:1-6 - Ndoga S
The formerly-Now Motif in Ephesians Demonstrating the Pauline "In Christ" Indicative and its Correlating Ethical Imperative - Pereira G
The Grand Soteriological Paradigm in Paul's Song of Praise (Ephesians 1:3-14) - Pohlmann M
Ephesians 6:11: Paul and the full armour of God: A Logotherapeutic reading in the light of the Greek New Testament - Ras J
Overcoming the Pseudo God of Conformity: Teaching from Ephesians - Rugbeer H, Rugbeer Y & Naidoo G
The Portrait of the Readers Prior to their coming to Faith according to Ephesians - Stenschke C
Ephesians: The Gospel according to Paul and Practical Christianity - Taylor R
To whom does "the work of Ministry" in Ephesians 4:11-12 belong? - Trout B & Miller G
"Works" twice subverted: An explication of Ephesians 2:9,10 - Webb N
SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2012

SA Baptist Journal of Theology 2012

This 322 page issue covers the theme of 'Spiritual Formation and Leadership' and contains 21 articles mainly written by South African and other African authors, relevant to the life and ministry of both churches and individual Christians. There are also 12 Book Reviews of recent Christian theological publications. Copies are available from the Seminary at R90 per copy plus postage and packing.For more information or to pre-order your copy, you can contact the Journal Secretary, Rev Sheila Moyo: journal@ctbs.org.za

Lubunga - Leadership: An Afro-Biblical Perspective - G Emedi/G Harold
Spiritual Leadership & Spiritual Formation: Insights from Benedict's Ideal Abbot - D Morcom
Ubuntu Indaba & Baptist Congregationalism - R Munro/T Bennett
Societal Changes that Require the Transition to an Equipping Paradigm for Christian Leaders - B Smitsdorff
Freedom in Christian Leadership through Authority - GM Naidoo/H & Y Rugbeer
Spiritual Formation & Leadership in Paul's Address to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:17-35) - C Stenschke
The Role of the Leader in the Context of Congregationalism - G Pereira
Christian Leadership Challenges from the Life & Ministry of Bill Wilson - C de Jongh
An Analysis of Proverbs 6:6-11 as a Case for a Christian Leadership Mindset Characterised by Productivity - S Ndoga
The Goal of Servant Leadership in African Churches: A Swot Analysis - S Moyo/ L Rinquest
Reading the Multiple Genres of the Bible as Literature: A Key Dimension of Spiritual Formation for the Literaly Inclined - F Hale
Will Our Children have Faith? A Call for Generational Faith-Transference - G Harold
Debating the Fundamentals of the Faith among South African Baptists - F Hale
Spiritual Formation at the Baptist Convention College of South Africa: Qualitative Study - M Naidoo
Spiritual Formation at the Baptist Convention College of South Africa: Quantitative Study - M Naidoo
'Spritual Formation' in the Light of the 'Pentecost Event' (Acts 2:1-4) - M Pohlmann
The Second Hand: The Role of the Spirit in Ministerial Formation - D Williams
The Spiritual Formation Movement: Impetus 'Dangers & Blind Spots?' - N Webb
Leading and Forgiving - V Kessler
From Paternalism to Partnership: The Sensitive Handover of Mission Work to Indigenous Leaders - C Mbewe
Seperation of Church and State and Aspects of Usury - R Vivian

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The Editor
SABJT
P.O. Box 38473
Gatesville 7766
South Africa
Tel. No.: (021) 637 9020/1 [International +27 21 637 9020]
Fax. No.: (021) 633 2626 [International +27 21 633 2626]
Email: journal@ctbs.org.za | godfrey@ctbs.org.za

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