Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 26 Issue 1 (2005)

Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 26 Issue 1 (2005)

 

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  • Wessels, W.J. (Wilhelm Joseph) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this article the Old Testament prophetic literature will be the focus of discussion with regard to the matter of restoring broken relationships, be it between God and humans or between humans as such. The relationship ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article focuses on the energy that must fill the homiletic space, in order for an effective sermon about reconciliation, to be created. Of concern is the liturgical situation in which, sermons about reconciliation ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In the book of Leviticus the notion of reconciliation is used in a cultic context. Sacrifice and blood are the main means in the cult for reconciling man with God. This study investigates reconciliation in Leviticus in ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to critically assess Friedrich Nietzsche's accusation of Paul that he replaced the "gentle gospel" of Jesus with an ideology of punishment, forgiveness, and reward. The article argues that the ...
  • Van Rooy, Harry F. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The Book of Deuteronomy holds a central position in the Old Testament, and indeed in the Bible as a whole. It provides a summary of what the faith of Israel in the Old Testament is all about. It speaks about the covenant ...
  • Van Niekerk, A.S. (Attie) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Reconciliation is usually seen in connection with the relationships between God and his people, and the mutual relationships between people, especially believers in Christ. In Col 1, however, Paul relates reconciliation ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article deals with the issue of reconciliation as a new way of life for the world. It focuses on scriptural passages that support the topic. It also examines the spiritual aspect of reconciliation which is forgotten ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A concern with reconciliation amidst broken relationships permeates the religious discourse of human spirituality. In addition, in the history of Christian spirituality in particular, the role of penitence has been considered ...
  • Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Ten years after the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission commenced with its work (1995), the author - using the statements made by representatives of the different faith communities in South Africa - analyses ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Although the customary technical terms for reconciliation are not to be found frequently and explicitly in the General Epistles, the concept or motif is certainly not absent at all. The following contribution investigates ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A narrative and autobiographical approach is taken in this article in order to explore and explain reconciliation. In the process the concepts of privilege, shame and new choices, within a specific story, are taken as the ...
  • Gericke, Jacobus Wilhelm (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Reconciliation is a central concern in the religious discourse of biblical Yahwism. However, one frequently overlooked part of the equation for reconcilement is the insistence in many Old Testament texts that YHWH is ...
  • Hale, Frederick (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    That the twentieth century witnessed massive secularisation in Europe and certain other parts of the world is beyond dispute, as is the fact that the general phenomenon of religion and its role as a factor shaping history ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Before the discussion of the subject of reconciliation in apocalyptic literature can be researched it is necessary to answer preliminary questions: What is apocalyptic literature? Where, how and why did it originate? Is ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This paper will argue that the union which brought the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa into being was based on an inadequate view of reconciliation in a Christian context. While lip service may have been ...
  • Boshoff, W.S. (Willem Sterrenberg), 1958- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The Chronistic History, consisting of I and II Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, constitutes a new history for the post-exilic Judaean community. These people faced new social and political relities and had to make sense of ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article focuses on pastoral care concerning people who have been victimised by others. The aim is to highlight the theological dilemma created for such people by the Christian imperative to forgive. The article argues ...