Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 2 (2006)

Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 2 (2006)

 

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  • Hale, Frederick (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, numerous French literary artists, like their counterparts in several other countries, attempted to probe the personality and motives of Iscariot. Among the most prominent were ...
  • Muller, Bethel A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Reconciliation in a divided society, like the South African one, is in dire need of a new moral discourse and praxis. This article argues that this moral discourse must also be conducted on an often forgotten level, namely ...
  • Wessels, W.J. (Wilhelm Joseph) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    From the time of king David, Zion (Jerusalem) became not only a focal point in the history of Israel, but a key component in the theological thinking of Judah. The importance of Zion and in particular the theological mindset ...
  • Van den Berg, J.; Van den Berg, Jan-Albert; Nichol, R.; De Klerk, B. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    South Africa is the country with the highest incidence of HIV / AIDS in the world. In order to understand the complex phenomenon experienced by people infected and affected by HIV / AIDS in South Africa, the diverse cultural ...
  • Basson, Alec, 1973- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The supplicant of Psalm 31 bemoans the fact that his neighbours and companions treat him like an outcast. What is even more disturbing is the fact that one would expect this from the enemies, as is the case in so many ...
  • Du Toit, D.A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    An evaluation of an individual's contribution towards theology needs to be placed against the backdrop of the story of faith and theology. In this case it would be the story of religious and theological truth, taking it ...
  • De Claisse-Walford, N.L. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The Psalter is more than the sum of its individual parts. The book is indeed the collected hymns of ancient Israel and its designation as "the hymnbook of second temple period" is appropriate. But, in addition, the Psalter ...
  • Loubser, Gysbert Matthys Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The article argues that Galatians does not distinguish between soteriological and ethical freedom. Freedom encompasses the believer in Christ's entire salvation. However, he not only possesses freedom in Christ, but has ...
  • Wilson, Donald Neil (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Evangelicalism at the turn of this century finds itself facing a challenge that undermines its very validity. This challenge is generally referred to as postmodernism. Within the contemporary evangelical paradigm, the ...
  • Ganzevoordt, Reinder Ruard, 1965- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The connection of the sermon and the word of God has been a topic of much debate. This paper explores the significance and problematic aspects of the understanding of the sermon as a word of God. The Barthian notion that ...
  • Dafni, Evangelia G. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The attempt to detect Theology in the linguistic deviations and divergencies of the Septuagint (LXX) with the Massoretic Text (MT), presupposes the use of certain exegetical methods. Of course, this implies methods to be ...
  • Baumann, Gerlinde, 1962- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The reference to mythical traditions in Psalm 74 is not just an allusion to a common set of motifs. It is an essential strategy to gain hope in desperate times, when the country is completely destroyed. The article shows ...
  • De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In his book Das Prinzip Verantwortung, published in 1979, the philosopher Hans Jonas argued that all existing approaches in philosophical ethics are inadequate, because they do not effectively address the serious issues ...
  • Kalu, O.U. (Ogbu U.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This reflection sets out to achieve three goals: the key is to show the legacy of James Cone from a global perspective, specifically his contributions to the development of African theology. The second is the irony that ...
  • Shields, B.E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article introduces the reader to the study of oral communication in primarily oral cultures and its application to biblical studies and then goes on to illustrate the value of such study by looking at Romans 8:31-34 ...
  • Grozinger, E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Im vorliegenden Aufsatz wird die "homiletische Retrospektive" der Göttinger Predigtmeditationen auf ihre impliziten Schwerpunkte hin untersucht. Ziel der Untersuchung ist auch, nach den aktuellen homiletischen Konsequenzen ...
  • Lee, Sug-Ho (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The goal of this article is to look at the literary-theological function of the Jewish religious leaders hardening in Mark 3:1-6. In this text, the concept of "hardness of heart" is used in order to indicate their continued ...
  • Snyman, Deon Wilhelm (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The YHWH-mlk-psalms (Pss 47, 93, 96-99) are some of the best-known psalms in the Old Testament. The terminology, themes, images and ideas within these psalms suggest the existence of a strong common link. Since the beginning ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans); Oort, J. van (Johannes) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The subject 'Augustine and Manichaeism' is a very extensive one. In this article the author confines himself to some main lines and argues that the subject is of central importance in the history of Christianity. He shows ...