Browsing HTS Volume 61, Number 4 (2005) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 61, Number 4 (2005) by Issue Date

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  • Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946-; Botha, S.J. (Schalk Jacobus), 1936- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article points out that the Polity of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church’s has a definite background which can be described as Biblical Reformative Theology. It finds its typification in the Presbyterial-synodal church ...
  • Murray, Montagu (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The article reflects on the relation between standard of living and forgiveness of sins by examining a few significant perspectives from the Reformed tradition. The contemplation results in the invention of a B&S-SCHEME ...
  • Nel, Marius Johannes (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In this article a survey is done of traditions and themes from the Pentateuch traditions in the book of Daniel. The results reveal only two types of references: to Jewish observance of the Mosaic law leading to Antiochic ...
  • Ingram, Riaan (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Philo of Alexandria once stated the following truth: “Do you not see that to the prophet who truly desires to know and who asks what answer he is to give to those who question him concerning His name He says, ‘I am what I ...
  • Klopper, Frances (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    South Africans live in a time of growing unease amongst Afrikaans-speaking Christians about the traditional God-image of their childhood. As a consequence, churches are losing members – which is of concern to the church’s ...
  • Vorster, J.M. (Jakobus Marthinus) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In Christian ethics the issue of protest has always been a widely discussed theme. Notwithstanding, the development of constitutional democracies all over the world, the topic has become even more prominent especially as ...
  • Mare, Leonard P. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Psalm 103 testifies to the believer’s experience of the love and mercy of God. The psalm teaches that believers should worship God for who He is and for what He has done. It is, however, important to note that the praise ...
  • Beukes, C.J. (Cornelius Johannes); Beukes, Johann (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    It is argued that postmodern epistemology, in its 21st century guise, is exhausted, with little to offer post-Baudrillard. In thematic conjunction with the critiques of Fredric Jameson, Christopher Norris and Jürgen Habermas, ...
  • Bos, Rein, 1955- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Theologians seeking to preach Old Testament texts in a meaningful way in Christian congregations face a great challenge. On the one hand, very little has been written in homiletical textbooks about hermeneutical problems ...
  • Botha, J. Eugene; Rousseau, P.A. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    John 3:16 is probably the most popular and widely proclaimed proof-text for God’s love for all of humankind – the “world”. This interpretation of the verse is based on a meaning for which the Greek word cosmos can be used, ...
  • Pretorius, Mark (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The first part of this article the aim is to deal with the following question: How does the “new covenant” differ from the old? Who is included in this new covenant, and how are people brought into this new covenant? ...
  • Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The novelty of the canonical approach is questioned and its fascination at least partly traced to the Reformation, as well as to the post-Reformation’s need for a clear and authoritative canon to perform the function ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In 2001, the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church decided that apologetics should be part of its apostolate. The author introduces the subject of apologetics to the church. This he does by means of a historical overview of the ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Psalm 136 is a litany in which elements of the Israelite thanksgiving hymn give expression to the celebration of the character and deeds of Yahweh. In the cult of ancient Israel this poem has probably functioned as liturgy ...
  • Bothma, Gerhardus (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to discuss the valuable role the church year can play in liturgy and preaching and the service and activities of the church. The article demonstrates that the rediscovery of the church year is ...
  • Howes, Llewellyn (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    The aim of this article is to determine what the role of women in the church of the first century was according to Acts. Amongst other things it pertains to the situation of women within the community of believers on a ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This article focuses on the issue of cremation the church is increasingly faced with and with which it has to deal. The issue has become very topical in South Africa as cemeteries are reaching capacity. Throughout its ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.); Boshoff, H.J. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This study aims to show that the idea of the kingdom of God can be viewed as an apocalyptic alternative to the Pax Romana. The apocalyptic thinking of the Roman Empire had a profound influence on the kerygma of Jesus and ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    According to Matthew 10:29, not one sparrow will fall to the ground “apart from the Father”. The latter phrase is elliptical, and it is not clear what type of involvement from the Father is meant. This article examines how ...
  • Swart, G.J. (Gerhardus Jacobus), 1955- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Since the publication more than a decade ago of two comprehensive studies on verbal aspect in New Testament Greek (Porter 1989; Fanning 1990), scholarly discussion has tended to focus more on the differences than on the ...