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De Gruchy, John W.

Overview
Works: 86 works in 209 publications in 3 languages and 3,621 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Commentaries  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: DT763, 305.800968
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Most widely held works about John W De Gruchy
 
Most widely held works by John W De Gruchy
The emerging researcher : nurturing passion, developing skills, producing output by John W De Gruchy( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three parts, this resource first expands on the origin and implementation of the Emerging Researcher Program (ERP), complemented by critical reflections of the program's first four years. The second and third parts examine the seminar and supervision training programs that constitute core ERP business. These latter selections are based on material developed for and presented at seminars and workshops. Participants in the ERP will gain insight into many program details and understand it as an adaptable model to address many situations both within South Africa and in the broader African context
Apartheid is a heresy by Allan Boesak( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church struggle in South Africa by John W De Gruchy( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Church Struggle in South Africa is for anyone interested in how divided communities reconcile difference and create hope for the future. This book, which has told the story of the struggle in South Africa for the Church over the last 25 years, is now publishing for the third time, with an almost complete picture of this story. With two new chapters, a new Preface from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renewed interest in reconciliation from our current generation of thinkers, The Church Struggle in South Africa is well placed to serve all communities as an example of what can be achieved from situations of despair, segregation and difference. This book tells the story of the Christian Church in South Africa from its colonial beginnings until 1976, the year in which Steve Biko was murdered by the security police and the Christian Institute was banned. It goes on to tell the story of the Church following 1976 up until 1994, the year of transition for South Africa to a new democracy. During these years of repression the story was relayed through the growing resistance led by the United Democratic Front and the South African Council of Churches. The role played by church leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu is examined, as is the transition to democracy under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. Here the churches, in Mandela's words, acted as "midwives" of the birth of the new South Africa. The final chapters discuss the current situation in South Africa and the response of the churches to the challenging issues facing them today and in the future such as HIV and AIDS, Economic Development, Crime and Violence, Truth and Reconciliation, and Nation Building."--BOOK JACKET
Reconciliation : restoring justice by John W De Gruchy( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonhoeffer and South Africa : theology in dialogue by John W De Gruchy( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this stimulating book, John W. de Gruchy points out the relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's thought for the life of the church in South Africa, engaging in dialogue the theology of Bonhoeffer and the theology of South Africa. Both Bonhoeffer's theology and his life bore witness to the need for Christians to come face to face with the pressing political and social issues of the day. Bonhoeffer believed that to bear an authentic witness to Christ in certain settings was to go against the stream; the church in South Africa, says de Gruchy, faces the challenge to be just such a 'troublesome witness.' He finds in Bonhoeffer's theology direction and liberation for the oppressed as well as for the privileged, who need to be 'freed for others.' Throughout, the book demonstrates the abiding significance of Bonhoeffer's theology, which, according to de Gruchy, derives from the fact that he was, before all else, a witness to Jesus Christ." - BOOK JACKET
Liberating Reformed theology : a South African contribution to an ecumenical debate by John W De Gruchy( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and ministry in context and crisis : a South African perspective by John W De Gruchy( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daring, trusting spirit : Bonhoeffer's friend Eberhard Bethge by John W De Gruchy( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberating mission in Mozambique : faith and revolution in the life of Eduardo Mondlane by Robert Faris( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a significant contribution to the narrative of Christianity in southern Africa within the framework of the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. By focusing on the story of a Protestant political and ecumenical leader, Eduardo Mondlane, of note within a dominantly Roman Catholic country, Faris explores the role of the churches and missions, especially the Swiss Mission, in the struggle for African Independence
Christianity and the colonisation of South Africa : a documentary history by Charles Villa-Vicencio( Book )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing by God in his hour of grieving : human suffering, theological reflection, and Christian solidarity by John W De Gruchy( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the reconstruction of civil society : papers from the founding congress of the South African Academy of Religion, January 1994 by South African Academy of Religion( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being human : confessions of a Christian humanist by John W De Gruchy( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and democracy : a theology for a just world order by John W De Gruchy( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need for global democratisation is now widely recognised, but there is considerable debate about what this means and how it can be achieved. In this important study John de Gruchy examines the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity in the development of democracy. He traces the gestation of modern democracy in medieval Christendom, and then describes the virtual breakdown of the relationship as democracy becomes the polity of modernity. Five twentieth-century case studies - the USA, Nicaragua, sub-Saharan Africa, Germany and South Africa - demonstrate the extent to which ecumenical Christianity has begun to reconnect with democracy and act as its contemporary midwife. De Gruchy argues that democracy needs to rediscover its spiritual heritage, while Christianity needs to develop a theology adequate for its participation in the realisation of a just democratic world order
The message in perspective : a book about "A message to the people of South Africa" by South African Council of Churches( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn wir wie brüder Beieinander wohnten : Von der apartheid zur Bekennenden Kirche-Stellungnahmen südafrikanischer Theologen( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation and fall : a theological exposition of Genesis 1-3 by Dietrich Bonhoeffer( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creation and Fall originated in lectures given by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the University of Berlin in the winter semester of 1932-33 during the demise of the Weimar Republic and the birth of the Third Reich. In the course of these events, Bonhoeffer called his students to focus their attention on the word of God as the word of truth in a time of turmoil."--Jacket
Led into mystery : faith seeking answers in life and death by John W De Gruchy( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led into Mystery is an unanticipated sequel to John de Gruchy's book Being Human: Confessions of a Christian Humanist. It was prompted by the untimely and tragic death of his eldest son, Steve, in February 2010, and the questions this posed about the meaning of life and death from the perspective of Christian faith. A further prompt came as a result of a multi-disciplinary research project on "the humanist imperative in South Africa" (2009-2010). This raised critical questions about being human from the perspective of science, especially neuroscience, as well as other faith and secular perspectives. All these inform the discussion which is an exploration of mystery on the boundaries of human knowledge and experience, engagement with the world and the evolution of consciousness from a specifically Christian theological perspective. The title derives from Karl Rahner's comment that theology is about being led back into mystery -- the ultimate mystery of God disclosed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and the creative presence of the Spirit in the life of the world. This mystery is an open secret waiting to be explored, expressed and entered into by faith. In doing so, we discern the fragmentary mystery of being human alone and in relationship within the constraints of our time and space. We are rudely encountered by the perplexing mysteries of evil and death, but embraced by the mysteries of goodness and beauty, hope and love. We draw on memory and imagination to develop a language that enables us to explore mystery through the genre of myth, parable, poetry, the novel, music and art, we participate in the mysteries of faith that communicate grace, forgiveness, and freedom which enable us to be more fully human in the life of the world in the struggles for justice and peace
A distant view( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sawdust and soul : a conversation about woodworking and Spirituality by William Johnson Everett( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bonhoeffer and South Africa : theology in dialogue
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Apartheid is a heresyThe church struggle in South AfricaReconciliation : restoring justiceBonhoeffer and South Africa : theology in dialogueDaring, trusting spirit : Bonhoeffer's friend Eberhard BethgeChristianity and the colonisation of South Africa : a documentary historyBeing human : confessions of a Christian humanistChristianity and democracy : a theology for a just world orderCreation and fall : a theological exposition of Genesis 1-3
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French (2)