Integrating spirituality and rationality the long and arduous journey of the historical development of theological training in the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa

In die Skriflig. 2016;50(2):e1-e10 DOI 10.4102/ids.v50i2.1943

 

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Journal Title: In die Skriflig

ISSN: 1018-6441 (Print); 2305-0853 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Reformed Theological Society

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology: Practical religion. The Christian life

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: English, Afrikaans

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AUTHORS

Marius Nel (Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus)
Fika Janse van Rensburg (Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The chequered path of the development of theological training in the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (AFM of SA) started with animosity towards any form of training in favour of the presumed equipment provided by the anointment with the Spirit. Later it led to recognition of the need for better training in the form of Bible school equipment for ministering in assemblies. Finally, the need for proper theological training was acknowledged. The composition of the church’s membership and the way it was treated by other denominations influenced the way the Pentecostal Movement defined its stance towards theological training. In this article the AFM of SA’s journey and development of its viewpoint towards theological training will be discussed. Keywords: Theological training, AFM of SA, Bible school, Auckland Park Theological Seminary, North-West University