Browsing HTS Volume 60, Number 3 (2004) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 60, Number 3 (2004) by Issue Date

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  • De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    According to the view of the Reformers Luther and Calvin work is a vocation of God. This article attemps to establish whether this view is still valid today. A number of factors that contribute to presentday Christians ...
  • Pretorius, Christo (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In this article the theological accents of Reverend Jac van Belkum (1851-1933), minister of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika from 1891 until his retirement, are evaluated. By means of a comparison between central ...
  • Ingram, Riaan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In light of the contemporary epistemological discussion with regard to historical Jesus-studies and historiography in general, recent scholarship proposes that historical criticism and creativity should be combined to form ...
  • Scheffler, Eben (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In this article it is argued that although the mere existence of Solomon is in contention in contemporary Old Testament scholarship, a historical Solomon can be accepted. However, this Solomon differs widely from the ...
  • Kotze, Zacharias (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article reviews several approaches to the study of anger in the Old Testament. It focuses on the use of methodology in these trends with specific reference to the common neglect of Classical Hebrew terminology and ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    An analysis is made of different translations of gennavw in 1 John 5:1-4. The inconsistencies in and among translations are noted. The influence of the socio-cultural ecology as well as the literary and grammatical aspects ...
  • Spangenberg, I.J.J. (Izak J.J.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In recent years a number of scholars argued that the bulk of the Old Testament originated during the Persian and Hellenistic eras. The literature thus is the product of elite groups living in Yehud. They created a “history ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The aim of this review article is to participate in the current “canon debate” among biblical scholars. The collection of essays, The Canon Debate, edited by Lee Martin McDonald and James A Sanders and published in November ...
  • Beukes, C.J. (Cornelius Johannes); Beukes, Johann (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Philosopher Michel Foucault’s work has become a major strand of what is often referred to as “postmodern theology”. The wider relevance of his work for theology nevertheless still remains unexamined. This contribution ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article is a homiletic reflection on the words of Stephen in Acts 7:48f that “the most High dwelled not in temples made with hands; as said the prophet, ‘Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ...
  • Viviers, Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Eco-justness determines whether the earth and her inhabitants are treated in their own right as subjects, and not only as objects to be acted upon. At first glance it seems as if Psalm 148 is eco-just. The poet encompasses ...
  • Manala, Matsobane J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Witchcraft is presented as a threat to the life and well-being of the people of Africa, their embracement of Christianity notwithstanding. This article seeks to highlight the negative impact of witchcraft beliefs and ...
  • Van Rooy, Harry F. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In 2001 a new Afrikaans metrical Psalter was published. Although being severely criticised in some circles, it is being used by a number of churches. One of the major criticisms is that it omitted the Messiah from the ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The article presents a literary and social-scientific analysis of the text of Psalm 101. The ideological purpose of the text seems to have been more than a mere declaration of intent made by someone about to ascend the ...
  • Buitendag, Johan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The article provides an exposition of the theology of Günter Altner, well-known German scholar in both biology and theology. The article argues that, in Altner’s mind, the designs of Schweitzer and Darwin are applied as ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Reviews of history are ideological constructions. This article investigates historical reviews in the apocalyptic literature of Daniel and Ethiopic Enoch. In Daniel 2 a fourfold scheme of successive kingdoms/empires/eras ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Postcolonial hermeneutics is concerned with linguistic, cultural and geographical transfer. Within the framework of biblical studies it explores strategies of interpreting texts from the situation of previously colonised ...
  • Van Eck, Ernest (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In this article the understanding of the resurrection of Jesus by William Lane Craig, Gerd Lüdemann and John Dominic Crossan are used as starting point to discuss two issues with regard to the study of the resurrection of ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda; Van der Schaaf, Tiny; Schaaf, Tiny van der (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The article explores the model of Christie Neuger with regard to pastoral counselling with women who have been sexually violated in an ecclesial context. This model is complemented by the narrative philosophy of Paul ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article traces the roots of aggression, anger and violence in South Africa and the rest of the world. The paper is divided into four parts: Aggression, Anger, Catharsis and Violence. As a result of violence against ...