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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

On-line version ISSN 2412-4265
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MODISE, Leepo Johannes. The role of the church in socio-economic transformation: reformation as a transformation process. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2018, vol.44, n.3, pp.1-16. ISSN 2412-4265.

This paper consists of five parts. Firstly, a brief historical background of Reformation will be discussed as an exercise to remember Reformation. Secondly, we review the role of the ecumenical church (SACC) prior to democracy in South Africa. The purpose for focusing on the role of the church from this period is that it gives us a model to follow in our involvement in socio-economic transformation. Thirdly, the social and economic challenges facing the church and society in democratic South Africa will be discussed. Fourthly, we debate the role of the ecumenical church (SACC) in democratic South Africa. Fifthly, the article explores what role the Uniting Reformed Church in South Africa (URCSA) is playing (descriptive) and ought to play (normative) through all her structures to transform the socio-economic situation in South Africa.

Keywords : church; society; economy; politics; transformation; Reformation.

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