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

Marius Nel, Fika Janse van Rensburg
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 50, No 2 | a1943 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i2.1943 | © 2016 Marius Nel, Fika Janse van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 February 2015 | Published: 04 May 2016

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


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Abstract

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


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