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Konkrete uitdagings vir die kerk vandag

J J Kritzinger

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 24, No 1 (2003), 113-123. doi: 10.4102/ve.v24i1.316

Submitted: 15 October 2003
Published:  15 October 2003


In a recent publication No Quick Fixes a number of knowledgeable people dealt with some contemporary  challenges to the church in its mission in the South African context. In this article the reader is introduced to these, but  the focus is on those aspects of the challenge which arise from the two main influences in the spiritual sphere: on the one hand the overwhelming secularising influence of the modern western worldview, and on the other hand the increasing emphasis on the return to the values of traditional Africa, as formulated in the movement for the African Renaissance.

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J J Kritzinger, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa



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