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2000 ISSRC Conference

"Reformed Christianity as a Resource for the Building of Social Relationship and Institutions "
University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
June 26-30, 2000

Paper presentations and authors:

Session 1: The African Continent

Edwin Zulu
Justo Mwale Theological College
Lusaka, Zambia
"An African Response to Modernism"

Samuel Mbambo
University of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia
"The Role of Christianity and African Religions in the Construction of a Namibia Identity"

Zach Pienaar
Uniting Reformed Church in Namibia
Mariental, Namibia
"The Uniting Reformed Church in Mariental: Its Plight and Role in a Rural Society"

Osborne Lukiel Joda-Mbewe
University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
"The Challenges that Face Reformed Christianity in Malawian Cities"

Hilary Mijoga
University of Malawi
Zomba, Malawi
"The Reformed Community in Malawi: Legalism in the Nkhoma Synod"

Wallace Chikakuda
Hefsiba Theological College
Dedza, Malawi
"The Rapid Growth of the Reformed Church in Mozambique"

John Roux
Mphatso Synod
Mphatso, Mozambique
"The School Project of the Reformed Church in Mozambique"

Wilbert Runyowa and Rangarirai Rutoro
Murray Theological School
Morgenster, Zimbabwe
"Resource Development and Women in Leadership Position in the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe"

Bennie J. Potchefstroom van der Walt
"A Reformed Perspective on Development
in Africa: A Personal Pilgrimage"

H. Jurgens Hendriks
University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa
"Doing Missional Theology in an African Context"

Section 2: The American Continent

Lynn Japinga
Hope College
Holland, MI USA
"Conflict and Change in the Reformed Church
in America since 1945"

Robert Swierenga
Hope College
Holland, MI USA
"Burn the Wooden Shoes: Modernity and Division in the Christian Reformed Church in North America"

Ronald Stockton
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Dearborn, MI USA
"The Disintegration of a Sexual Harassment Case"

William Weston
Centre College
Danville, KY USA
"What is Normal in the Presbyterian Church (USA)"

Roger Nemeth and Donald Luidens
Hope College
Holland, MI USA
"Fragmentation and Dispersion: Postmodernity Hits the Reformed Church in America"

James Penning Corwin Smidt
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI USA
"Oceans Apart? Theology and Politics Among Reformed Clergy in the United States and Scotland"

Session 3: The European Continent

Gerard Dekker
Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Is a Reformed Belief Possible in a Post-Modern Society?"

Nanne Haspels and Hijme Stoffels
Vrije Universiteit
Frederiek Lunshof-Klein Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"You Can't Force 'em: Patterns of Commitment in the Dutch Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in the Netherlands"

Nicolette Hijweege
Universiteit of Nijmegen
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Pietistic Calvinists and Modernity"

Istvan Karasszon and Sandor Tenke
Reformed University of Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
"The Reformed Church in Hungary Today"


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