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Karl Barth's definition of church in politics and culture: Growth points for the church in South Africa
W Bentley
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2007,
Abstract: The article describes briefly Karl Barth's views on church, its role in politics and how it relates to culture. This is done by identifying the way in which the church participates in the social realm through its relationship with the State. The historic religious question asks whether there is a natural mutual-determining relationship between church and State. The church may ask whether faith and politics should mix, while a secular state may question the authority which the church claims to speak from. To a large extent culture determines the bias in this relationship. History has shown that church- State dynamics is not an either/or relationship, whereby either the authority of the church or the authority of the State should function as the ruling norm. Karl Barth describes the dynamics of this relationship very well, within the context of culture, in the way his faith engages with the political status quo. Once the relationship is better understood, Barth's definition of the church will prove to be more effective in its evangelical voice, speaking to those who guide its citizens through political power. HTS Theological Studies Vol. 63 (4) 2007: pp. 1643-1661
Karl Barth’s definition of church in politics and culture: Growth points for the church in South Africa
Wessel Bentley
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v63i4.263
Abstract: The article describes briefly Karl Barth’s views on church, its role in politics and how it relates to culture. This is done by identifying the way in which the church participates in the social realm through its relationship with the State. The historic religious question asks whether there is a natural mutual-determining relationship between church and State. The church may ask whether faith and politics should mix, while a secular state may question the authority which the church claims to speak from. To a large extent culture determ-ines the bias in this relationship. History has shown that church-State dynamics is not an either/or relationship, whereby either the authority of the church or the authority of the State should function as the ruling norm. Karl Barth describes the dynamics of this relationship very well, within the context of culture, in the way his faith engages with the political status quo. Once the relationship is better understood, Barth’s definition of the church will prove to be more effective in its evangelical voice, speaking to those who guide its citizens through political power. “Fürchtet Gott, ehret den K nig!” (1 Pt 2:17)
Odessa branch of the True Orthodox Church 1935: Tragic Scenario of the Soviet Secret Service
Nikolay I. Mikhaylutsa
Bylye Gody , 2012,
Abstract: The article is concerned with the bolshevists’ violence against adepts of “the True Orthodox Church” in Odessa in the middle 30s of the XX century. The article is focused on the case, framed up in January, 1935 by local authorities of NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) against “Odessa branch of “the True Orthodox Church”. Investigator chose monk-pilgrim Leonid Vasilevich Salkov as the founder and ideological instigator of the branch. Besides, F.S. Pospelov, V.I. Ivanov, G.I. Balukhatin and S.Ya. Kokh were arrested in January, 1935 pursuant to the decrees by Odessa Oblast Authority of NKVD and Odessa Oblast Attorney Office. Investigation didn’t manage to collect any material evidence, but almost all the interrogated, pressed by the NKVD investigators confessed the participation in illegal branch of “the True Orthodox Church”, except former secretary of Odessa Diocesan Authority F.S. Pospelov. Yet, L. Salkov was sentenced to 5 years in labour camps, V. Ivanov and G. Balakhutin to 3 years in labour camps and S. Kokh and F. Pospelov to 3 years of exile by the decision of the special council of NKVD of the USSR d.d. 13 September, 1935.The article considers the factors, which were crucial in framing up of “the True Orthodox Church case”, shows the geography of Odessa branch relationship with other regions of the country, methods and techniques, used by officers of NKVD authorities to frame up the cases of the investigated persons, gravamen and consequences of the repressions of “Odessa branch of “the True Orthodox Church” participants.
Between Science and Politics: the Positivism of Paulo Carneiro in the Secretary of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce of Pernambuco (1935)  [cached]
Marcos Jungmann Bhering,Marcos Chor Maio
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas , 2010,
Abstract: The article analyses the performance of the positivist scientist Paulo Estev o Berredo Carneiro (1901-1982) in the Secretary of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce of Pernambuco (SAICP) in 1935. His career was built in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce (MAIC) during the 1920s and early 1930s, holding positions in scientific institutions and governmental agencies. Around 1930s Carneiro was invited by Lima Cavalcanti, Governor of Pernambuco State, to lead the SAICP. During his administration, he sought to implement policies for the rural areas based on a scientistic perspective. The analysis of Carneiro's performance in Pernambuco State distance ourselves of part of the literature about the history of positivism in Brazil, that conceives it as an ideology in decline since decade of 1910. The positivism creed, which credited to science and technique an important role for social progress was at once in several scientific and political spaces in 1920s and 1930s and gave the keynote to the policies implemented by Carneiro in the SAICP. Identifying himself as a technician who would have the task of leading reformists projects, his performance aroused criticism of local elites in a context of political radicalization and advance of authoritarianism of Getúlio Vargas government. Positivism and its premises persisted in 1930s as a key to understand the social reformism of the period.
Karl Barth’s understanding of Christian Baptism as a basis for a conversation on the praxis of Sacraments in the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa  [cached]
Rothney S. Tshaka,Tshepo Lephakga
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2013, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1330
Abstract: This article is an initial attempt to bring the subject of baptism and to a lesser extent infant baptism in particular, as demonstrated in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics, into a conversation with the practice of this phenomenon in African Reformed churches in South Africa, specifically the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA). Whilst the Roman Catholic and Reformed traditions regarding the sacraments differ significantly in the understanding of this subject, this article will examine Barth’s understanding of baptism. This is done by critically examining key themes in his Church Dogmatics. The praxis of the sacraments and especially that of baptism continue to be a praxis that is highly venerated in African Reformed theological circles. This is so because it is believed that symbolism continues to occupy centre stage in African Reformed churches. In a sense therefore it seems that the African Reformed Christian leans more towards a Roman Catholic understanding of this sacrament. Is that perhaps true? Essentially this conversation will explore the relationship of faith to baptism and how this impacts on infant baptism for instance.
Unholy Union: History, Politics and the Relationship between Church and State in Modern France  [cached]
Herman T. Salton
Review of European Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/res.v4n5p135
Abstract: Few countries have had such a complex, conflictual and contradictory relationship with religion as France. This article reassesses the key literature on the subject and argues that while the place of religion in French history remains as controversial and as difficult to define as ever, the country’s coming of age actually occurred in 1905 with the law of separation between Church and State. This article also suggests that while France remains predominantly Catholic at heart, a key ingredient of national identity lies in the revered principle of la cité, and this has in fact emerged out of fierce struggles with the Catholic Church.
Polio chronicles: Warm Springs and disability politics in the 1930s  [cached]
Rogers, Naomi
Asclepio : Revista de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia , 2009,
Abstract: During the 1920s and 1930s, disabled polio survivors initiated a campaign which made them active, dissenting subjects in public discourse about disease and disability. Its source was a core of Warm Springs patients who wanted more than a healing refuge. They were well aware of the need to construct a new image of the disabled, and saw the resort’s high public profile as a potent weapon in a cultural war to remake popular images of the disabled, whether as pathetic charitable objects or as horrific movie villains. Drawing on their own, disheartening experiences, this group of activists boldly critiqued the medical care offered most disabled patients as well as the training and attitudes of doctors, nurses and physical therapists. Protesting the narrow, medicalized definition of rehabilitation, they provocatively posed the need to rehabilitate prejudiced, able-bodied employers and health professionals. And most of all, they consciously designed the polio center at Warm Springs to function not as an inward-looking refuge but as an exemplar of the way polio survivors and other disabled people should be allowed to live, work and love. This story begins and ends in the 1930s. It traces a rise and fall: the rise of an activist community at the rehabilitative center at Warm Springs; and its decline with the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (known popularly as the March of Dimes) in 1937. Durante los a os veinte y treinta, un grupo de supervivientes de polio minusválidos entablaron una campa a que los convirtió en sujetos activos y discrepantes en el discurso público sobre enfermedad y minusvalía. El origen se sitúa en un grupo de pacientes de Warm Springs que querían algo más que un simple refugio curativo. Eran conscientes de la necesidad de crear una nueva imagen de los minusválidos y vieron en la importante imagen pública del centro una potente arma en una guerra cultural destinada a cambiar la imagen popular que se tenía de los minusválidos, ya fuera como patéticos objetos de obras benéficas o como horrendos personajes caracterizando siempre a los malos de la película. Basándose en sus propias y desalentadoras experiencias, este grupo de activistas criticaron abiertamente los cuidados médicos ofrecidos a la mayoría de pacientes minusválidos así como la formación de los médicos, enfermeras y fisioterapeutas. Criticando la restringida y medicalizada definición de rehabilitación, plantearon de modo provocador la necesidad de rehabilitar a los empresarios sanos y con prejuicios así como a los profesionales de la salud. Y sobre to
Relations between the Lutheran Church and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Slovakia between 1921 and 1930
D. Ludvig
Acta Facultatis Pharmaceuticae Universitatis Comenianae , 2011, DOI: 10.2478/v10219-011-0004-2
Abstract: The present paper explores the relation between churches and sports in the time period 1918-1948 in Slovakia. Mutual relations between the Lutheran Church and YMCA constitute a part of his research. The YMCA was an organisation established on Christian principles. At odds with the Catholic Church, the YMCA was fully accepted by the Lutheran Church; it was inspired by the means and methods of the YMCA, it used its buildings as well as personal resources. Lutherans advised their young people to take part in activities organised by the YMCA. The Association of Lutheran Youth (Zv z evanjelickej mláde e - SEM) actually became an independent member of the YMCA. The partnership between the Lutheran Church and the YMCA led to sports expansion in Slovakia.
The politics of self-identity in the Balkans. The role of church-state relations in forming a new com-union  [PDF]
Anca Parmena Olimid
Revista de Stiinte Politice , 2011,
Abstract: This paper aims at identifying the main talking points of the Balkans collective identity assuming the hypothesis that recognizes its character of a unique phenomenon. The orientation of the paper towards a broader context of scientific analysis allows the possibility of the avoidance of a political, historical, legal, and not least, religious determinism focused on the year 1989: the moment of the collapse of the “communist bloc”. The working hypothesis starts from the observation attributing to the changes of the social practices. In this situation, the paper allows a detailed exposition of the theoretical and practical elements of the evolution and role of Church-State relations in forming a collective identity in the Balkans. As to the structural dimension of the political myth-making the analysis converges towards the acceptance of the following components: social practices and relations, national self-conscience and minority condition, religious freedom and migration experience.
Karl Barth and the future of dogmatic theology
Alasdair I.C. Heron
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v58i3.593
Abstract: The article discusses Karl Barth’s contribution to dogmatic theology. It describes Karl Barth’s personality and shows how his theology was put to practice in writing, in teaching, in debate, in conflict, in friendship and in opposition. Some negative comments on Barth are for example levelled at his liturgical insensitivity, unbalanced and exclusive emphasis on preaching, and his individualistic dislike of the established church, its governing structures and baptismal practice. The article focuses on Barth’s impulses for the discipline of dogmatics and demonstrates developments and directions in his work. Critically reservations regarding instances where it might seem better for theologians not to follow Barth, are specified. The article also offers a glimpse into the future of dogmatic theology seen through the lens of Karl Barth.
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