HTS Volume 62, Number 1 (2006)

HTS Volume 62, Number 1 (2006)

 

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  • Louw, D.J. (Dirk Jakobus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The article traces Hans Küng’s view on religious plurality over four decades: from “theocentrism” (the earlier Küng) to critical ecumenical dialogue (the later Küng). Küng’s approach to religious plurality portrays a growing ...
  • Pretorius, Stephanus Petrus (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In one of its publications the Church of Scientology (COSI), a well-established religious movement in South Africa, claims to be not only the fastest growing religious movement, but also to be an active force for positive ...
  • Erasmus, Johannes C.; Hendriks, H. Jurgens; Mans, Gerbrand G. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article describes the researchers’ efforts to apply the principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR), specifically participation, through the direct involvement of church members in the research. It includes ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    This article investigates Kibwetere's Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. A brief summary of the Movement's short history is followed by an outline of the movement's main beliefs. This Ugandan ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947-; Stanton, Milda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    Juridical matters play an important role in the book of Ruth. There appears to be a contradiction between Ruth 1:21 and Ruth 4:3. In the former, Naomi is depicted as a desperately poor ("empty") widow. In the latter, ...
  • Begg, Christopher T. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    2 Samuel 15:13-16:14 tells of David's flight from Jerusalem to the Jordan in the face of his son Absalom's rebellion and of the five encounters that occur during that journey. This article focuses on Josephus' retelling ...
  • Vorster, J.H. (Jan) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    Departing from a contemporary question, this article sets out to explore the tradition behind a problem in the modern concept of God. Three historical cross-sections from the tradition, connecting the modern reader ...
  • Pretorius, Mark (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    The issue as to what constitutes the "heart of Pauline theology" is a contentious one in academic debates. The traditional view is the one fostered by the Reformers and perpetuated by generations of Protestants namely ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    In Burton Mack's latest book, entitled "The Christian myth. Origins, logic, and legacy", he raises challenging arguments with regard to those issues of the Christian myth mentioned in the title. The aim of this review ...
  • Stegemann, Wolfgang, 1945- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    The article deals with the problem of the Christian beginnings. Unlike many other scholars, the article does not defend the traditional metaphor which compares Judaism and Christianity to the relationship of mother and ...
  • Reinstorf, Dieter Heinrich (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    The parables of Jesus recorded in the Gospels are profoundly challenging, not only as far as their original audience is concerned, but equally so as far as present day readers, hoping to fully grasp their meaning, are ...
  • Cromhout, Markus; Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    This article focuses on the matter of Judean ("Jewish") ethnic identity during the first century CE. New Testament scholarship lacks an overall interpretive framework by which Judean identity can be understood. Appreciation ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.); Groenewald, Jonanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    In this article it is argued that the baptism and Eucharist of the earliest Jesus-followers can be better understood when contemporary knowledge with regard to alternate states of consciousness is taken into consideration. ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    In this article the phrases "getting in" and "staying in" relate to the technical term "covenantal nomism". The article's aim is to argue that this concept is radically redefined in the so-called "great commission" in ...