Research Articles (Reformed Theological College)

Research Articles (Reformed Theological College)

 

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  • Ungerer, Andre Gerhardus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-07)
    The Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) that is situated in South-Africa is currently experiencing a serious decline in numbers. The question arises whether Christ will sustain the NRCA in the words of the ...
  • Van Staden, Piet (LitNet, 2015-12)
    Die naam Jesus Christus vorm die kern van een van die prominente gelowe in die wêreld vandag. Dit is 'n beweging wat ontstaan het rondom die lotgevalle en lering van 'n man met die naam Jesus, wat afkomstig was van die ...
  • Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-30)
    Research by different scholars concluded that some letters traditionally ascribed to Paul were probably not written by him and drew a distinction between Pauline and Deutero-Pauline letters. The majority of scholars ...
  • Van Staden, Piet (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-29)
    In this article the transactional model of narrative as expounded by Louise Rosenblatt, supported by an analysis in terms of dramatic aspect, is employed to show how the interpolated scene in John 7:53–8:11 (known as the ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-28)
    The Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa prides itself for the fact that she has always appreciated the German-Lutheran tradition. The Reformed Theological College has for 15 years contributed to the appreciation of ...
  • Van Wyk, G.M.J. (Gafie) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-25)
    Although the name Rudolf Bultmann is well known in South African ecclesiastical circles, many South Africans distrust his theology because of prejudice and the suspicion that it is not faithful to scripture. A synopsis ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-21)
    The decline of the church in the West is of great concern to many today. The Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA), experiences the same tendency. We are living in a time when survival is on the mind of most ...
  • Boshoff, Frans J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-08-31)
    The concept ‘kingdom of God’ is fundamental to the kerygma on the salvific meaning of Jesus Christ in New Testament times. This article aims to explore the raison d’être why this concept had been such an important element ...
  • Boshoff, Piet B. (Petrus Benjamin) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-08-31)
    The purpose of this article is to present Bultmann’s view on theology. The theme is relevant, since there is confusion as to what theology is or should be. Although his theological contribution remains under attack, Bultmann ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-07-08)
    This article is about Martin Luther’s economic ethics. Background information is given about the economic situation 500 years ago. The high levels of poverty in Germany were the main reason behind the health crisis experienced ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-06-12)
    This article is a reworked version of a paper delivered at a symposium on the life and work of Rudolf Bultmann who was born on the 20th August 1884. The article deals with Bultmann’s understanding of Christian freedom. ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-05-29)
    In the Afrikaans-speaking South African theological context, there was little positive regard for Bultmann’s work, especially for his demythologising program. More than seventy years have passed since Bultmann’s 1941 ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11-20)
    We live in a time when survival seems to be the biggest concern of most mainline congregations and denominations. How can the church possibly survive? This is a question that is asked in almost every corner of the ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-08-01)
    The article is a contribution to the 450 year celebrations of the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). Sunday 14, Questions and Answers 35 and 36 receive attention. It deals with the two statements of the creed ‘… conceived by the ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-08-20)
    This article is a critical contribution to the discourse in the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa on ecclesiology. In preparation for the next synod meeting in September 2013, the church is confronted by many ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-05-28)
    New Testament scholars have for centuries posited different solutions to the Synoptic Problem. Recently a new solution was proposed. Mogens Müller applies Geza Vermes’s term rewritten Bible to the canonical gospels. ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-06-26)
    The Kingdom of God was a central theme in Jesus’ vision. Was it meant to be understood as utopian as Mary Ann Beavis views it, or existential? In 1st century CE Palestine, kingdom of God was a political term meaning ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-11-04)
    This article focuses on the exposition of the first commandment in the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). Reconstructions of the original German and Latin texts are presented. Zacharias Ursinus, the primary author of the HC, was ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-07-10)
    At this point of time the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) is facing the seemingly unsolvable dilemma of not being able to handle diversity in a positive manner. By applying three lenses to the current impasse ...
  • Van Wyk, G.M.J. (Gafie) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-08-30)
    Hierdie artikel fokus op relevante konfessionele standpunte oor die tema van imago Dei in die reformatoriese en voor-reformatoriese teologie wat as historiese en sistematiese kontekstualisering dien vir die daaropvolgende ...

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