Community transformation through the Pentecostal churches

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 2016;72(3):e1-e9 DOI 10.4102/hts.v72i3.3749


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Journal Title: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

ISSN: 0259-9422 (Print); 2072-8050 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa)

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: The Bible | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: English, Dutch; Flemish, Afrikaans

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Njabulo Tfwala (Practical Theology Department, University of Pretoria)
Maake Masango (Practical Theology Department, University of Pretoria)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article constitutes an attempt at reflecting on the extent Pentecostal churches in Swaziland are transforming their communities towards God’s justice mandate. The article shows that liberation has not yet gone beyond the split between socio-political engagement and spiritual enrichment in the liturgy for the Pentecostal churches in Swaziland, such that the fruit of liturgy is not lived out in the community, including polity and the judicial order. A transformative liberative pastoral care methodology is purposed for this article.