Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 26 Issue 3 (2005)

Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 26 Issue 3 (2005)

 

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  • Viljoen, Francois P.; Buglass, A.E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The resurrection of Jesus is assumed by the New Testament to be a historical event. Some scholars argue, however, that there was no empty tomb, but that the New Testament accounts are midrashic or mythological stories about ...
  • Vorster, Nico (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article compares the sex ethic of Scripture with the anthropological values that underlie modern sexual morality and gives guidelines for a responsible sex ethics that can safeguard human dignity. As point of departure ...
  • Vorster, J.M. (Jakobus Marthinus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Environmental Ethics is currently a highly important theme in Christian Ethics. This is due to the disturbing results of the current ecological research. Scholars today speak of "ecocide" - a term which describes the ...
  • Snyman, A.H. (Andreas Hartman), 1943- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A new trend in rhetorical analysis is to reconstruct Paul's rhetorical strategy from the text itself, rather than applying ancient or modern rhetorical models to his letters. A proposal for such a text-centred approach, ...
  • Nothling-Slabbert, Melodie (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This paper examines the relevance and validity of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Christian leitmotiv in relation to the victim hearings. It is suggested that the Commission's emphasis on religious themes such ...
  • Usue, Emmanuel Ordue (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article describes theological and mythological scholarly viewpoints concerning the motif of divine sonship in Genesis 6:1-9 and Psalm 2:1-12. The author, admitting the complex and problematic nature of the inquiry, ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to show that scholars assess the Infancy Gospel of Thomas disparagingly as "illogical", "un-Christian" and "banal". A more positive judgment is that it is either "Gnostic" or "purified of ...
  • Roper, Leon A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Although much has been written about the Book of Job, no consensus exists among scholars with regard to issues such as the dating and origins of this book. In this article the controversies surrounding the social context ...
  • Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Within Postmodernity we are facing tremendous ethical challenges while upholding a strong sense of freedom. In this essay I argue that this freedom is often still interpreted within a modern paradigm as an essential freedom ...
  • Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Human rights is currently a very relevant but also very controversial issue in international politics in the aftermath of some of the events that occurred during the twentieth century. In this article, the author puts the ...
  • Meiring, Arnold Maurits (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article passes from Christianity to African Religion and back again, in order to gain new insight on reconciliation. Traditional Christian reconciliation models are valuable but also contextual and limited; thus new ...
  • Gericke, Jacobus Wilhelm (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In popular orthodox Christian philosophical theology, it is often taken for granted that the divine philosophised about is none other than the Hebrew deity YHWH himself. Moreover, it is often assumed that the Old Testament ...
  • Barnard, Marcel, 1957- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this article the author looks at the relation between Practical Theology and Cultural Studies. After an introductory section in which it is demonstrated how theology could be seen as an inextricable part of what we call ...