Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 1 (2006)

Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 1 (2006)

 

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  • Fowlkes, D.W.; Verster, Pieter (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article acknowledges the need for Church Planting Movements among the unreached peoples of India. Of particular concern to this study is the application of Church Planting Movement strategy to forward caste Hindus of ...
  • Spangenberg, I.J.J. (Izak J.J.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In 2002 a number of biblical scholars in South Africa published a book with the title Die Nuwe Hervorming (= The New Reformation). Since then reformed theologians and church councils in South Africa reacted vehemently and ...
  • Veldsman, D.P. (Daniel Petrus), 1959- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In critical dismissal on the one hand of the viewpoint of Augustine on original sin, and on the other hand of a proposed viewpoint with regard to a theology of God's good creation, this article explores the intimate ...
  • Botha, Pieter J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    An introduction to aspects of the erotic and sexuality in Greco-Roman antiquity requires some understanding of how people saw their bodies. What is considered erotic is related to the "ideal" body: sexuality manifests ...
  • Viviers, Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The traditional heterosexual, monogamous marriage can be questioned, not only on the grounds of modern deviating practices in regard to permanent love relationships but on discrepancies within the Bible itself. It is a ...
  • Lotter, G.A.; Steyn, Rian S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article it is argued that the Old Testament book Song of Songs can serve as a present-day paradigm for romantic relationships. Song of Songs is being viewed as a collection of love poems and songs where the romantic ...
  • Begg, Christopher T. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this essay the author intends to focus on Josephus' retelling of the events of 2 Samuel 12. At the opening of his Antiquities, Josephus assures readers that in what follows he will not "add to" or "omit anything from" ...
  • Bateman, Philip W.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Many evolutionary biologists argue that human sexual behaviour can be studied in exactly the same way as that of other species. Many sociologists argue that social influences effectively obscure, and are more important ...
  • Wong, Corinne Hong Sling (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article proposes a structure for John 17. In paragraph A (1-5), Jesus prays for the glorification/revelation of the Father and the Son, so that Jesus' followers may have eternal life. This objective is achieved in ...
  • Ingram, Riaan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article reflects the findings of a study that was conducted by NOVA (a research organization for the alleviation of poverty) for CDE (the Centre of Development and Enterprise) in 2004 with regard to the potential ...
  • Van Wyngaard, Arnau (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In a world which is slowly but surely being devastated by the HIV / AIDS pandemic, the church needs to get involved in the fight against this disease. In many places the church has conveniently denied that HIV / AIDS has ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Aims to illustrate that prejudice differs from presuppositions when interpreting the Bible or reflecting theologically on contemporary issues such as homosexuality. Argues that prejudice leads to homophobia which is ...
  • Potgieter, Jorrie (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article, the argument is made that homosexual relationships of love and commitment was known by the writers of the Bible. Though definitions like "gay" or "homosexuality" was not known, sexual identity was known. ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article the author takes a closer look at biblical erotica through the eyes of poetry on the one hand and contemporary Afrikaans poetry on the other. By way of conveying some thoughts on texts in Song of Songs ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Sexuality and erotism form an integral part of life. Both these aspects mediate life fulfilling experiences of love. As part of the creation reality sexuality effects a positive power of life. Evidence from the ancient ...
  • De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The article demonstrates that the present differences Christians have in morally evaluating homosexuality in general and steady homosexual relationships in particular, can be related to the decisions they take at four ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This contribution wants to provide a broad overview of sexuality in the New Testament. It provides broad thematic stripes, picturing the early Christians as sexual beings with a new identity in Christ. Sexuality is a given ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In many African tribes, sexual relations are legitimate only within the context of marriage. Moreover, all marriages are preceded by extensive preparations involving, inter alia, education (given by the elders of the ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article the author discusses the fact that being sexual is part of being human. The Old Testament quite frankly acknowledges this important aspect of our humanity. It unapologetically depicts men and women as ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article focuses on the body as an 'instrument' to console and comfort others. In the early church so much attention was given to the soul and its salvation that the body was neglected. According to the Manichaeans the ...