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South African Anglican clergywomen merging ministry and motherhood : exploring presence, praxis and power.
Until recently, feminist research in the area of women’s leadership within churches has been predominantly based on the inclusion case for the ordination of women or for women in other spaces of authority. This thesis sought ...
The politics of knowledge on African sexualities and its effect on women's health : a case of the Sabiny female genital mutilation.
The purpose of this study was to understand ‗What knowledge matters‘, and ‗Whose knowledge matters in the study of African sexuality and in particular female genital circumcision. The Sabiny peoples of Uganda practice ...
A feminist theo-anthropological analysis of the rape of Burundian women in the HIV context.
The focus of this study is on rape in the context of HIV infection in Burundi. The study argues that there is an interplay between the rape of women and HIV infection. It recognizes that culture and socio-political factors ...
Philemon and Onesimus as patron and client in the ancient Mediterranean : an economic reading of the letter of Philemon in the South African context.
The letter of Philemon has throughout the history of interpretation been read as the story of a slave that ran away from his master, met Paul in prison and was now being sent back to his master after his conversion, bearing ...
In search of indigenous knowledge systems for ecological justice : a gendered ecological reading of Genesis 1-3 in the context of the Tonga people in Zambia.
The emergence of climate change and the current ecological crisis in recent decades, has prompted research on the role of religious and cultural traditions as well as sacred texts in either supporting or discouraging ...
Colonization and evangelization : power dynamics and ethnicity in the development of the Catholic indigenous clergy in Burundi under the Belgian colonial administration (1916-1961).
Jean Pierre Chrétien argues: “The Great Lakes of Africa is a crucial region for historical research not only because its history is particularly fascinating but also because the tragedies of its present are very much a ...
Mediating human rights and religio-cultural beliefs : an African feminist examination of conceptualisations of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) documents.
Worldwide prevalence estimates that between 140 million girls and women have undergone female genital cutting (FGC). Of this estmate, more than 125 million girls and women have been cut in 29 countries in Africa (WHO 2008, ...
Holiness communities in Paul : the insider outsider question as addressed in Galatians 2-3 within the context of the Adventist doctrine of the remnant.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is a multicultural and multi ethnic, worldwide community. However, traces of its North American origins are still found in the manner in which it conducts its business. Everything from ...
Faith and health : an appraisal of the work of the African Religious Health Assets (ARHAP) among faith communities in Zambia.
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Internal and external imperial dynamics in Habakkuk : a contextual study of the Book of Habakkuk from a Malawian socio-economic and political viewpoint.
This study is an economic reading of the book of Habakkuk from Malawian socio-economic and political viewpoint. It is a good example of scholarly study of Scripture not done as „art for art‟s sake,‟ but undertaken because ...