Martin Luther University College
The theory of paradigms is a broad subject that has been discussed extensively from various perspectives including science, religion and history. Its strengths and weaknesses have been aptly considered. This research article seeks to investigate the extent of the theory's applicability to church history. The question that we wish to address is: To what extent, is this theory of paradigms applicable in explaining the changes that have taken place through the history of Christianity?
Juma, F.A. & Vorster, J.M. (1998) "Kung’s theory of paradigm shifts in church history: An evaluation." Studia Historia Ecclesiasticae (Journal of the Church History Society of Southern Africa) 24(2), 116-130.