Browsing HTS Volume 61, Number 1&2 (2005) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 61, Number 1&2 (2005) by Issue Date

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  • Theunissen, Heinrich (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article argues that the purpose of Revelation is to strengthen the group identity of the church and not to encourage a persecuted church. This view is proposed by a symbolic-interactionistic analysis of Revelation. ...
  • Bieringer, Reimund (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The article demonstrates that the diverse iconographic interpretations of the resurrected Jesus’ demeanour to Mary Magdalene could be the result of ambiguity in Jesus’ words “Do not hold me” (in Latin: noli me tangere) in ...
  • Alkier, Stefan (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this article intertextuality is introduced as one important part of a theory of the semiotics of biblical texts. Intertextuality is an essential factor for the generation of the meanings of a text in the acts of the ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    As is the case with Psalm 8a, Psalm 69:10a, also commences with the emphatic particle kî. 10a and 10b are syndetically bound together by means of the conjunction “and”. What has already been stated in cola 8ab, is repeated ...
  • Buitendag, Johan; Groenewald, Andre Johannes (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article examines the reasons that brought Nietzsche to the point of declaring that God is dead, thus doubting the existence of God. Nietzsche’s was a reaction to modernity’s belief in progress as perceived through the ...
  • Koester, Craig R., 1953- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Hebrews was written for Christians whose situation had developed as a result of several stages. Firstly the readers’ community was established when the message of salvation led to conversion and was confirmed by experiencing ...
  • Verhoef, Eduard (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    From the commentaries on Paul's epistle to the Philippians, much can be gleaned about the circumstances of that period. But what happened in the time after the Philippians received Paul's letter? From the fourth to the ...
  • Van de Beek, A.; Beek, Abraham van de, 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article deals with the relevance of Christian faith. It is expected of religion to be of relevance to society, to inform politics, to guide people in their personal development, and so forth. The article wants to ...
  • Sim, David C. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This study examines the early Christian mission(s) to the Jews, and attempts to determine, albeit speculatively, the number of Jews in the Christian movement in the first century. It is argued that the combined Christian ...
  • Kloppers, Elsabe (Elizabeth Catharina) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The worship service in the Reformed Churches in South Africa has of late come under pressure. On the one hand it is experienced as too rigid and “traditional”. On the other hand superficial forms of renewal create tension. ...
  • (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this review article is to participate in the current “Jesus studies” debate. “Jesus in New Contexts” is a collection of essays read at an international symposium held in June 1999 in Tutzing, Germany. The symposium ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Psalm 89:13a can be translated: “You created north and south.” However, it can also be translated as “Zaphon and Yemin you created,” In the former case the phrase is seen as an indication of the extensiveness of the earth. ...
  • Vledder, Evert-Jan (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In the time of Jesus, the temple was of great importance to the Jewish people. Jesus also used to go to the temple for the Passover. There he however clashed with the temple authorities (Mk 11:12-15; Mt 21:12-13; Lk 19:45-46 ...
  • Koch, Dietrich-Alex (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The group of the Twelve is mentioned 28 times in the Synoptic Gospels. However, the Evangelists were not familiar with the historical role of the Twelve. Even the pre-Easter origin of Matthew 19:28/Luke 22:30 is debatable. ...
  • Malan, F.S. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The word pathvr appears five times in 1 Corinthians: three times referring to God (1:3; 8:6; 15:24), once to Paul (4:15), once to Israel in the desert (10:1), and once to a physical father (5:1). Paul’s idea of fatherhood ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Fourteen Greek manuscripts and early translations exist of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. The Greek version in Codex Sinaiticus (Gr 453) represents the most authentic version. The article shows that the reproduction of this ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to introduce the reader to autobiographical biblical criticism. Autobiographical biblical criticism entails an explicitly autobiographical performance within the act of criticism. Autobiographical ...
  • Pilch, John J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This brief survey and analysis of the statements made by Paul about his experience of God calling him to be an apostle in Galatians 1:15-16; 1 Corinth 15:8-9; 2 Corinth 4:6; and Philippians 3:12 were chiefly conducted from ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article reflects on the hermeneutical model of Donald Capps, William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Capps points to a similarity between pastoral actions and texts, ...
  • Negrov, Alexander I. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to demonstrate the presence of a theological system of socio-critical and socio-pragmatic strands within Russian Christianity at the beginning of the twentieth century. The political and social ...