HTS Volume 61, Number 3 (2005)

HTS Volume 61, Number 3 (2005)

 

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  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article analyses the village concept of caring among African people. The old pattern of caring was based on the concept of ubuntu (humanity) which respects people, because they are created in the imago Dei. Then the ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The new political dispensation since 1994 requires the Reformed churches in South Africa to redefine their role in society and their relationship with the government. This short journey through history helps us to understand ...
  • Du Toit, Cornel W. (Cornelius Willem), 1953- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This paper endeavours to converge on present-day experiences of self. This is done against the backdrop of the interdependence between person (organism) and environment (physical and cultural). The rich history of development ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Elizabeth Isichei follows in a grand tradition of single-author one-volume histories of Christianity in Africa. It is written in the current ecumenical tradition from “an African perspective” and follows the canons of the ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Before the new political dispensation in South Africa (1994), the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika) referred to the church as a “peoples church” (volkskerk). Owing to political changes ...
  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    There is a widespread conviction among conservative groups in the Afrikaans speaking mainline churches in South Africa that the church has a responsibility towards the structuring of society. This conviction is based on a ...
  • Van der Merwe, P.J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The ethnic church (“volkskerk”) is central to the ecclesiology and Church Order of the Reformed Church in Africa (Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk). This article questions notions of culture, ethnicity, ethnic people (“volk”) ...
  • Buitendag, Johan (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The author presents a review article on the book, Brave new world? Theology, ethics and the human genome, edited by Celia Deane-Drummond and published in 2003 by T&T Clark International in London. After a rather elaborate ...
  • Manala, Matsobane J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The HIV/Aids pandemic is cause for great frustration to the developing countries in their attempts to improve the quality of life of their citizens. HIV/Aids in South Africa demands a specific approach to the Christian ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The social environment of the Biblical world can be distinguished in the Eastern Mediterranean (Semitic) and the Western Mediterranean (Greco-Roman) contexts. From a historical chronological perspective these contexts first ...
  • Smith, W.J. (Willem Jacobus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In the preface to his book, Theology and Psychology, Fraser Watts, a lecturer in Theology and Natural Science at the University of Cambridge, states that he approaches “… the interface between theology and psychology by ...
  • Pelser, G.M.M. (Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this study, the question is posed whether Paul was of the opinion that, apart from proclaiming the gospel, the church should be involved in cultural matters and even take responsibility for furthering cultural causes. ...
  • Truter, C.J.; Kotze, D.J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Health is much more than the absence of illness; it is rather a “high level wellness” and a life with “meaningful life-possibilities”. This article indicates how meaningful life-possibilities and a high level of wellness ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This review article of the collection of essays edited by M Van Campen and G C den Hertog deals with the question of the relationship between Jews and Christians. The publication, Israël, volk, land en staat, by the Centre ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.); Rukundwa, L.S. (Lazare Sebitereko) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Reading the Gospel of Matthew from the perspective of postcolonial theory means taking the context of the Gospel seriously. The political and religious circumstances of Palestine under Roman colonization influenced Matthean ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this article cultural criticism is approached from an epistemological perspective, in other words from the viewpoint of a theory of knowledge that includes matters such as the nature of knowledge, its sources, criteria, ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The voice of the church has fallen silent in the new political dispensation in South Africa. Many people in the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (Nederduitsch Hervormde Church) argue that the church should keep its distance ...
  • Muller, Julian C.; Richter, Amanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005-09)
    This article looks at the bereavement of children left orphaned by the HIV and Aids pandemic that is crippling the continent of Africa. Their bereavement is examined by means of the narrative approach and by integrating ...