Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 3 (2006)

Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 27 Issue 3 (2006)

 

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  • Pretorius, Stephanus Petrus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In 2000, the South African Constitutional Court ruled that religious freedom, including the exercise of religious rituals, may not contradict the laws of the country. This ruling came as a result of the Western Cape Law ...
  • Potgieter, P.C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    It stands to reason that many of those believing in the providence of God will look for theological guidance when natural disasters of a catastrophic magnitude strike. This paper explores the reasoning of well-known ...
  • Naude, P.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this celebration of Moltmann's 80th birthday, an ecclesiological reading of his well known trilogy, Theology of hope, The crucified God, and The church in the power of the Spirit is attempted. It is asserted that ...
  • Snyman, S.D. (Stephanus Daniel), 1954-; Snyman, Fanie, 1954- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The identity of the three figures mentioned in Malachi 3:1 remains an intriguing question for scholars. In this article an overview of the current state of research on this problem is given highlighting the strengths and ...
  • Van der Merwe, D.G. (Dirk Gysbert) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The schism that occurred in the Johannine community has been reinterpreted by the author of the first Epistle of John. In his opinion, the incident involving the schismatics could be interpreted as the coming of the ...
  • Van Rensburg, Frans I.J. (Francois Izak Janse) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The article maps the process by means of which the versification of the Hebrew Psalms in Afrikaans, with its goal of acceptance by the relevant clerical bodies and their ecclesiastical community as a whole, ran its course. ...
  • Vorster, J.M. (Jakobus Marthinus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The beginning of the twenty-first century faces new challenges in the field of business ethics. Totally new macro-ethical challenges have arisen and they have already inspired constant ethical reflection. Two major ...
  • Lombaard, C.J.S. (Christo) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In the four years from 2002 to 2005, four new books on the Psalms and spirituality have been published. These are: Stuhlmueller, C 2002. The spirituality of the Psalms. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press. ...
  • Kruger, J.S. (Jacobus Stefanus), 1940- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The article presents the outline of a comparative framework for the understanding of religious fundamentalism. The argument is developed around the interrelated aspects of macro-historical religious context, socio-religious ...
  • Coetzer, Wentzel (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Against the background of the body / mind connection the focus is firstly on the Biblical view of man as an unfragmented unity. Secondly the emphasis is on the historical roots of the so called biopsychosocial model that ...
  • Cromhout, Markus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article is focussed on Q's treatment of the Law and what it can tell us about the Q community's Judean ethnic identity. It is argued that part of the reason for the incorporation of the main redaction in Q (here ...
  • Van Wyngaard, Arnau (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In terms of the social involvement of the Christian church within the community, it would not be an overstatement to say that never before in history has there been a greater challenge facing the church than the present, ...
  • De Wet, Burgert Wynand (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article reasons that Paul tends to use a Christosentric koinonia-dynamic as a paradigm for addressing some of the problems in 1 Corinthians. As a test case the problem of the eating of food (especially meat), consecrated ...
  • Pauw, Christiaan Johannes (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Human needs is not part of the traditional themes of systematic theology or even of theological anthropology. This article argues that human needs is a core concept in systematic theology even though it has not been an ...
  • Heine, S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Sigmund Freud is exposed to two main misunderstandings he himself contributed to. One stands in connection with human beings as Id-driven creatures, particularly with regard to the sexual drive. The other pertains to his ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Nolan (1982:7) shares an interesting concept of spirituality. He says: "The Spiritual life is the whole of one's life insofar as it is motivated and determined by the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus". This kind of ...
  • Gericke, Jacobus Wilhelm (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article, the author provides a prolegomena to further research attempting to answer a most fundamental and basic question - much more so than what has thus far been the case in the disciplines of Old Testament ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Dutch Reformed Church at the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa was established in a changing and fluid situation in 1960s South Africa both politically and ecclesiastically. Its foundation can be attributed to the influence of these ...