HTS Volume 59, Number 4 (2003)

HTS Volume 59, Number 4 (2003)

 

Recent Submissions

  • Boonzaaier, Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    An overview of research reveals that the quest to identify the opponents in Colossians appears to be a dominant research theme. However, despite this fact, there is still no general consensus about the identity of the ...
  • De Wet, D.C. (Dirk Cornelis) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The covenantal family is the most important building system in the church and the society. Almost all families live in a community where interactions of faith take place. Teenagers leave the church because this community ...
  • Smith, W.J. (Willem Jacobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Human beings express their experiences of God by means of language and images. Language not only represents or reflects experience, but also shapes it. The same holds true for religious language. Believers who experience ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda; Jeong, Eun Ok (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The aim of the article is to discuss the situation of Korean women from political, social, cultural and religious perspectives in a postmodern context. Postmodernity implies a denial of the “absolute”, including “absolute ...
  • Buitendag, Johan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In this article the different ways of bridging the gap between the concepts theos + logos in the word “theology” are investigated. This could either be done from above or from below. In order to conceive a workable definition ...
  • Nel, Marius Johannes (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Where and how did apocalyptic thought originate? Ancient cultures looked at the world as a changeless essence. A battle between good and evil, order and chaos is distinctive of the world. But the victory of good and order ...
  • Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Taking his cue from a recent report by the US National Council on Civil Society, the author discusses a number of “seedbeds of civic virtue” that may play a role in the much needed moral regeneration of South African ...
  • Van den Berg, A.A. (Adreaan Albertus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The article aims to provide in the need for a project management model for efficient and effective congregation management, following the shift from a modern to a postmodern culture. This model gives congregation members ...
  • Van den Berg, A.A. (Adreaan Albertus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article examines the place and function of project management as a generic management tool in the church and the potential solution it has to offer in respect of congregation management and ministry. "Project" and ...
  • Hofmeyr, H.M. (Henry Murray) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article deals with the decisive influence that Ernst Bloch had on the young German Catholic theologian during the 1960s, as he grew progressively dissatisfied with the categories of Rahner’s anthro-pological or ...
  • Nel, Marius Johannes (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Three important cultures that dominated the Ancient Near East in the three millennia BCE are investigated to delineate their world views, as well as their views of time and eternity. The aim of the article is to describe ...
  • Papp, Kalman Diederik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article focuses on a description of the Reformation in Hungary. Research into the historical backgrounds of the South-African clerical family Papp (of which the progenitor, the Reverend Kálmán Papp, is the only Hungarian ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In Psalm 69:36c-37b reference is made to the deuteronomic-deuteronomistic formula “yrš ‘rs” (i e possession of the land). A reinterpretation of this formula in these verses is proposed. The promise regarding the possession ...
  • Volschenk, G.J. (Gert Jacobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The aim of this article is to show that mountain and house are significant theological spaces of interest. The temptation of Jesus will be interpreted within the context of the mountain-motif in Matthew. The wilderness, ...
  • Botha, Pieter J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The article shows that conventional depictions of the historical Pharisees are problematic. The difficulties of portraying the “other” are briefly noted, but in the main, this discussion deals with the proper use of the ...
  • Volschenk, G.J. (Gert Jacobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The aim of this article is to describe the relationship between justification, house-order and jubilee in Matthew. There is both a horizontal and a vertical dimension to justification, as well as it having multiple nuanced ...
  • Van Niekerk, A.S. (Attie) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In dealing with the human capability to improve reality, there are both pessimistic and optimistic views. Pessimistic views include the ancient Greek tragedies and the second law of thermodynamics according to which the ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In this article, the hypothesis of a possible angelomorphic christology, as addressed by the author of Hebrews, is investigated. It is argued that when Jesus was proclaimed as “Son of God”, he was probably identified by ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The aim of this article is to draw the outline of the “story” of the Hervormde Kerk by means of empirical research. Results drawn from statistics, both worldwide and local, combined with responses to a questionnaire survey ...
  • Pieterse, Hendrik J.C. (Hennie) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article is based on the results of a large-scale empirical-theological research project on “Religion and Human Rights among South African Youth.” Using the extensive database of this project, the article focuses on ...