Browsing HTS Volume 57, Number 1&2 (2001) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 57, Number 1&2 (2001) by Issue Date

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  • Botha, Pieter J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Brief description of radio-carbon and its implications serves as the context for a plea to extensively and radically revise "orthodox" Reformed theological discourse as practised in South Africa. Faith within a worldview ...
  • Cornelius, Elma M. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The purpose of a text is related to its rhetorical genre, but it is important to realise that genre is more than the form and function of discourse. Genre derives from and is related to the author's motive in responding ...
  • Thom, Johan C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The religio-historic background of the NT is of cardinal importance for its interpretation; however, it is far from easy for New Testament scholars to attain a thorough knowledge of this background. What is needed is not ...
  • Loubser, J.A. (Johannes Albertus), 1949- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    This article analyses features concerning the search for a centre for Pauline theology and indicates why such an endeavour is better carried out within the context of multi-dimensional scriptural exegesis. The text theory ...
  • Van Wyk, D.J.C. (Daniel Johannes Cornelius) (jr) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The transmission of Jesus' message by the earliest Christian communities evolved into the synoptic tradition. In this process, the proclamation of Jesus was expanded. According to Rudolf Bultmann, the question of how the ...
  • Chilton, Bruce J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    This article aims at arguing that John the Baptist's role in the Synoptic Gospels is both catechetical and christological. John points the way forward to believers' baptism after the manner of Jesus. John's preaching of ...
  • Van Zyl, Hermie C. (Hermias Cornelius) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Three problem areas that may cause prayer to be experienced as futile, are discussed. The areas are: the omniscience, will and omnipotence of God. Several texts in (primarily) the New Testament are treated. The article ...
  • Scheffler, Eben (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    In this article the communication of the parable of the good Samaritan is investigated with regard to various readers and contexts. Emloying narratological categories the parable is firstly considered as story at face ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The question is what the speaker in James 2:2-3 intended when he said that the rich man may sit "here" on a good place, but that the poor man must stand over "there" or may sit "under" his footstool. It is argued that ...
  • Waetjen, Herman C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Again and again throughout the history of Christian thought theological apologetics has dissolved the great ironic paradox of Jesus Christ into binary oppositions. In these historical contexts cultural relevancy has ...
  • Geyser, Piet A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The aim of this article is to reflect on the hermeneutical premises in the historical Jesus research of JP Meier. Of the intended three volumes two of Meier's books on Jesus have been published: A marginal Jew: Rethinking ...
  • Van Tilborg, Sjef; Tilborg, Sjef van (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The aim of this article is to investigate the allusion to the possibility of touching God (t/RlAatPacu) in Paul's Areopagus speech (Acts 17:27). The article aims at assessing the Lukan notion of God's nearness in space ...
  • Roberts, J.H. (John Henry), 1934- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The study deals with the question whether fJ£Tcl xapat: in Colossians 1:11 is linked to what precedes or follows it. In trying to answer the question the motivations given for either choice are scrutinised while the use ...
  • Breed, Douw G.; Van Rensburg, Fika J. (Johan Jacob Janse)., 1951-; Janse van Rensburg, F.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Under the influence of postmodernism the moral autonomy of man is at present strongly accentuated and society more and more evinces the characteristics of this perspective. This article on 2 Peter 1:12-15 argues that it ...
  • Botha, S.J. (Schalk Jacobus), 1936- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The question is posed what the situation of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church was at the eve of the second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1901. To be able to answer this question, attention is focused on certain aspects of the history ...
  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The problem of monotheism and violence, as put forward by Assmann in a recent article "Monotheismus und Ikonoklasmus als politische Theologie", is addressed. Violence in a religious context more often than not emanates ...
  • Strijdom, Johan (Johannes Matthys) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    In this article recent criticisms of Paul are summarised under the headings of ethnicity (Mack), social class (Theissen), gender (Wire) and homoeroticism (Nissinen). Horsley's positive appraisal of Paul's anti-imperial ...
  • Boshoff, Piet B. (Petrus Benjamin) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The article unfolds the development from the apocalyptic view of life to the eschatological one, as seen by Walter Schmithals. The historical Jesus was part of the apocalyptic movement. The message of the early church ...
  • Van Staden, Piet (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Rituals are social mechanisms that have the very important function of effecting transitions in social and/or religious roles and status. Such transitions can be both internal and external in nature. Rituals should be ...
  • Buitendag, Johan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    The conclusion of the article is that Holy Communion should include infants. When the broader framework of theologizing happens to be the covellant, this possibility becomes an imperative. Children - together with others ...