HTS Volume 51, Number 4 (1995)

HTS Volume 51, Number 4 (1995)

 

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  • Dickson, C.R. (Charles Richard) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The meaning of the Hebrew words for the English term 'poor' continues to be disputed. Two main schools of thought have developed. Some believe the terms refer to literal and material poverty, others that the terms refer ...
  • Botha, Pieter J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The claim to historical understanding is more than simply quoting from ancient sources. Not only must anachronism and ethnocentrism be dealt with in order not to make the ancients mere instruments of modern preferences, ...
  • Borg, Marcus J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Until recently, and for a variety of reasons, most historical Jesus scholarship has typically seen Jesus as essentially non-political. Recently, this has begun to change, to a large extent because of the fuller description ...
  • Borg, Marcus J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Perceptions of the relationship between the historical study of Jesus and Christian theology have swung like a pendulum between two extremes. In the nineteenth century, there was a widespread assumption that the historical ...
  • Beyers, Jaco; Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The text of the Samaritan Liturgy is almost unknown among scholars of the Old Testament. The value of the Samaritan Liturgy lies in its correspondence with the Old Testament. The way in which the Samaritan Liturgy makes ...
  • Bezuidenhout, L.C. (Louis Christiaan) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In this essay some of the prejudices against the Sabbath are discussed. It is stated that the church should be emancipated from anti-Judaic sentiments when the Sabbath as institution is evaluated. Attention is given ...
  • Barkhuizen, J.H., 1940- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    A close reading of both patristic and modem exegetes points towards the existence of two main schools of thought, and the aim of this short paper is to introduce the main proponents of each school, stating both the ...
  • Maartens, P.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This article explores the relevance and inferences of 'suffering righteousness' in the inter-textual references within Romans 4, 5 and 8. The primary objective is to determine the contextual implications of the vindication of ...
  • Prinsloo, Willem S. (Willem Sterrenberg), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In this article, which was presented as a paper at the congress of South African and Dutch Old Testament Scholars, the author first positions himself methodologically in terms of the South African situation. He then ...
  • Van Eck, Ernest (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This article aims to participate in the current debate regarding the writing of a new church order for the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika, concentrating on Article III of the current church order. In a previous ...
  • Botha, S.J. (Schalk Jacobus), 1936- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Ironically, the 'merging' spoken about in this paper was the final confirmation that the idealistic attempt to merge two of the three Afrikaans churches in 1885 was a failure. This paper looks into the event from ...
  • Pont, A.D. (Adriaan Drost), 1927- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In 1894 the section of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk which withdrew from the attempt at church unification in 1885 and those members of the church who had taken part in the unification but withdrew in 1890, joined ...
  • Boshoff, Piet B. (Petrus Benjamin) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The theme of the church is treated from the perspective of the theology of the Word. 1 Corinthians 5:19 is analyzed in the process. Divine revelation is discussed in the light of its being in the nature of an ...
  • Koekemoer, J.H. (Johannes Hendrik), 1935- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This article argues that, over against the idea of the church as an institution, the church should be characterized as an event that does not live from the being and will of Jesus Christ as historical figure, but from ...
  • Van Wyk, G.M.J. (Gafie) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In dialogue with the philosophers Foucault, Derrida, Habermas, Lyotard and Welsch, this study concentrates on broadening the context of research on metaphor from the philosophy of language to that of a contemporary critique ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The article focuses on the birth of the church. The point at which the church began its existence is located within the boundaries of formative Judaism. The parting of the ways is explained as a movement from faction to ...
  • Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In determining the stance and commitment of the church in a changing South Africa there is a constant danger for the denominations involved to become one-sided and ideologically contaminated. The church is adjusted neither ...
  • Steenkamp, L.J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Reflection on the underlying reality of the church in South Africa on its way to the twenty-first century should take into account the dynamic nature of a church. Being a church presupposes the church judging its situation ...
  • Van Rooyen, Kobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This article reflects upon the question of whether the offence of blasphemy is valid in terms of the Constitution of the Republic which guarantees equal protection and freedom of religion, opinion, conscience and belief. ...