Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 23 Issue 1 (2002) by Issue Date

Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 23 Issue 1 (2002) by Issue Date

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  • Hofmeyr, H.M. (Henry Murray) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The author argues that a theory of concupiscence (desire), the subject of much of Metz's early work (during his "transcendental phase") implicitly plays a decisive role in his Political Theology. The implied concept of ...
  • Maarschalk, R.; Viviers, Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The ecological crisis has sensitised many to ask seriously how eco- just are we towards the earth and its inhabitants? A "green"-awareness obviously also influences our reading of texts, like all readings which are never ...
  • Ra, E.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article considers the extent of John Calvin's involvement in the trial of Michael Servetus at Vienne (1553). Calvin is held responsible for Servetus' arrest and the accusations against him at the trial of Vienne. ...
  • Alana, O.E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article, the story of the conversion of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10 is studied against the background of Nigerian society. The importance of Zacchaeus' story lies in the fact that it remains a paradigm of how wealthy ...
  • Botha, Pieter J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Aspects of ancient sexuality are summarised to provide a background to the New Testament texts mentioning homoerotic behaviour. An exposition of Rom 1:18-32 leads to a discussion of the problem about how Scripture informs ...
  • Malina, Bruce John (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this, the first of two parts of a continuous argument, the focus falls on what Paul meant by his statement in Romans 1 about same-gender sexual relations. The social system within which and from which his statements had ...
  • Botha, P.H.; Van Rensburg, Fika J. (Johan Jacob Janse)., 1951-; Janse van Rensburg, F.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    A socio-historical overview on the ethical codes within Judaism, Hellenism, and early Christianity shows that very definite codes were in place. Sexual purity within Judaism was based on two aspects, namely a property code ...
  • Du Rand, J.A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In many parts of Africa people are still staggering under the burden of colonialism, civil wars, illnesses, drought, famine, poverty and corruption, to name but a few. On the other hand, one should also take notice of the ...
  • Cilliers, Johan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This paper concentrates on the function of the Biblical text in preaching, contending that there can in fact be no preaching in the true sense of the word if the text is not honoured both in its content and form. It argues ...
  • Stiebert, Johanna (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This paper has two parts : the first offers an impression of how homosexuality is being discussed in the public in Botswana; the second outlines the main theological positions in contemporary debates. From here it goes on ...
  • Spangenberg, I.J.J. (Izak J.J.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Not all members of the Dutch Reformed Church cherish the same view about Scripture. The letters in the Afrikaans newspapers on religious issues clearly reflect this. There are two groups of scholars in the church whose ...
  • Kruger, Paul Albertus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article investigates the relationship between the different parts of Psalm 19, viz. v 2-7, 8-11 and 12-15. After a translation and colometric analysis, observations are made on the structure of the poem, the wordplay, ...
  • Tolmie, D.F. (D. Francois) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The aim of this article is to demonstrate an approach to the rhetorical analysis of Paul's Letter to the Galatians that differs from the typical approach followed by researchers, namely the forcing of ancient rhetorical ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The profession of being a pastor is under pressure. The challenge for churches and seminaries is to rediscover what it means to be called, and more specifically to be called for full time ministry in a local church. Such ...