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

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

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  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article is a theological contribution aimed at creating an understanding of the phenomenon of witchcraft in South Africa. Witchcraft still causes major social problems in this country. The article argues that the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In the postmodern world young people no longer accept the values advocated by the institutionalised church as unquestionably relevant to their lives, one of the reasons for this being that the supremacy of the Christian ...
  • Spies, Lina (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article concentrates on one of the great achievements of postmodernism regarding theology: the highlighting of the inseparable relation between religion and poetry. The article argues that, as we are unable to fashion ...
  • 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 ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article focuses on Max Weber’s views on the power of religious ideas. Ideas shape the world by creating groups following their own interests. Weber also illustrates how one idea (the covenant) shaped Israel into a ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The origin and text form of Psalm 45:6-7 (44:7-8) in Hebrews 1:8-9 are investigated. On a tradition-historical level it is established that Psalm 45:1-2b was quoted in 4Q171 in early Judaism, but in early Christianity, ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    Any society and its institutions are coercive. While acknowledging the invaluable contribution made by mission education towards the development of black South Africans, Lovedale Missionary Institution exemplifies the ...
  • Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The title, a parody on Ruth 4:15bb and Proverbs 31:28, counterposes the motif of praise in the final scene of what is probably the opus classicum for the foregrounding of women in the Old Testament with the same motif in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    In many ways the psalms fulfill a bridging function between divergent denominations that previously avoided each other. In the Hebrew text of the Psalter most of the psalms bear clear titles. None of the titles of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...