Browsing HTS Volume 55, Number 4 (1999) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 55, Number 4 (1999) by Issue Date

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  • Botha, Jan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Christianity is the religion of the majority of the South African population (between 60%-70%) and has great influence within South African society. Unfortunately, as in the case of any great power and source of such ...
  • Bauckham, Richard J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article challenges the current consensus in Gospels scholarship that each Gospel was written for a specific church or group of churches. It argues that, since all our evidence about the early Christian movement shows ...
  • Kloppenborg Verbin, J.S.; Kloppenborg, John S., 1951- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    James 2:1-13 takes the form of a rhetorical "elaboration on a theme" described in Ps-Cicero's Rhetorica ad Herennium 2.18.28, and is directed not merely at the abstract issue of partiality or the issue of rich versus poor, ...
  • Lategan, Laetus O.K., 1965- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    A thorny issue in medical ethics is the medical ending of life. This article looks into the phenomena of abortion and euthanasia as examples of the medical ending of life. For the purposes of this article attention is paid ...
  • Hartin, Patrick J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    At the heart of the Gospel of Thomas lies the call to achieve an understanding of one's self(Logia 67-70). This call focuses the struggle of Thomas Christians by turning it inward as a challenge to understand their own ...
  • De Villiers, P.G.R. (Pieter Gideon Retief) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article discusses the growth and nature of Feminist Spirituality as a phenomenon in its own right and in juxtaposition to Feminist Theology. After attempting a definition of Feminist Spirituality, its links with ...
  • Verheyden, Jozef (Joseph) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article contains a summary of contributions delivered at the 47th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (1998) held at the Catholic University, Leuven on the subject: "The unity of Luke-Acts". The opening address was delivered ...
  • De Jonge, M. (Marinus), 1925-; Jonge, Marinus de, 1925- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article gives an overview of recent and current New Testament research in the Netherlands and Belgium. The institutions and circumstances within which research is done, are discussed. The article points out that ...
  • Joubert, Stephan Jacobus, 1958- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Reciprocity was basic to most forms of social interaction in the ancient Mediterranean world. Any exchange of services/gifts was based on the principle that the obligations incurred between two parties required an adequate ...
  • Geyser, Piet A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The issue of history and historicity is reviewed in this article. The efforts of New Historicism is brought to bear on this question in an effort to find a way out of the impasse created by the modernist demand for objectivity ...
  • Kruger, H.A.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Attempts to solve the enigma of the extended day may be classified into two groups. Several interpretations are based on the natural sciences. Recently, however, as far as the construction of the passage is concerned, ...
  • Braulik, Georg (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Although the question whether women in Israel were also allowed to present offerings stands in accordance with modern ways of thought and speech, it is not self-evident at all. This is immediately proved in the example of ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article consists of five argumentative sections. The first deals with the textual evidence with regard to the expressions "disciples", "the Twelve" and "apostles". In the second section it is argued that Jesus did not ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This essay reinterprets Christian faith in terms of the contemporary philosophical discourse on nihilism and the "end" of metaphysics, especially Heidegger's ontology of "decline." If Christianity is to regain its relevance ...
  • Sim, David C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    From the second century onwards the Christian tradition has almost without exception accepted that the magi in Matthew's infancy narrative were Gentiles, and this view also completely dominates modern Matthean studies. Yet ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This second part deals with Van der Merwe's years as minister in Johannesburg and Magaliesburg (1956-1964) and his years as lecturer at Unisa (1964-1968). The socio-historic conditions in the country as well as in the ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article focuses on models for pastoral care. Two aspects of the so-called "model of encountering" are discussed, namely the role of the pastor in pastoral interaction, and Scripture as the basis for pastoral care and ...