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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  • Buitendag, Johan (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    An interpretative review is given of the recently published book by Lathrop, which completed his trilogy on liturgy. Lathrop succeeded in bringing two previously disparate themes, that is faith and cosmos, together in a ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The penitential prayer is a traditional Gattung used in ancient Israel. The prayer of Ezra 9:6-15 bears all the characteristic marks of this genre. In this prayer a historical scheme and themes such as “the land” are used ...
  • Weaver, Dorothy Jean (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The New Testament depicts a world caught in the throes of an apocalyptic power struggle between the forces of God the Creator and the cosmic powers of evil. This study identifies two contrasting and complementary New ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The article argues that the Greek version of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas in Codex Sinaiticus (Gr 453) represents the genre of a discursive-biographical gospel type and as a result, the narrative and argumentative structure ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bons-Storm, Riet (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Contextual theologies have made it clear that context, and the particular experiences a context gives, shapes thinking about the Divine and the world into a particular, contextual theology. Feminist theologians stress the ...
  • 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 ...
  • (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hays, R.B. (Richard Bevan) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This essay surveys the evangelist Matthew’s reading of Israel’s Scripture. Rather than focusing only on Matthew’s distinctive formula quotations, we must observe the subtler ways that Matthew evokes scriptural images and ...