Browsing HTS Volume 55, Number 2&3 (1999) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 55, Number 2&3 (1999) by Issue Date

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  • Pelser, G.M.M. (Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    As indicated in the title of this study, what is in essence at issue here is the question as to whether there is a need for a creed to be contemporaneous with the day and age the church finds itself in. It is argued that ...
  • Louw, D.J. (Dirk Jakobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    A hermeneutics of pastoral care should be viewed as a theological issue. Hence the importance of God-language and the naming of God in pastoral care. The underlying assumption is that inappropriate images of God have a ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the research results of one subject in the theological curriculum could be used in other subjects as well. In this article the results of historical Jesus research are used ...
  • Beukes, M.J. du P. (Mattheus Johannes du Plessis) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article investigates the role of the child on the elementary-school level in ecclesiastical worship. Two different points of view are evaluated: the traditional view of complete accommodation and simultaneous but ...
  • Koekemoer, J.H. (Johannes Hendrik), 1935- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article discusses the theme "spirituality" in terms of changing paradigms. The author argues that the present-day holistic perspective of spirituality can be regarded as a phenomenon of postmodernity. Aspects of this ...
  • Geyser, Piet A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The aim of this article is to re-establish the disparate traditions concerning the origins and growth of documents that developed into the New Testament canon. The article reflects the insights of Lee McDonald’s book The ...
  • Bezuidenhout, L.C. (Louis Christiaan) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article tries to establish the nature and value of the myths and metaphors imbedded in the description of the river of life in Ezekiel 47:1-12. The Biblical context as well as the wider mythological context is taken ...
  • Sim, David C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    In the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic traditions there were two distinct types of angels who were responsible for the punishment of the wicked after the final judgement. One type merely transported the wicked to the place ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Spirituality concerns one’s orientation to life. It therefore influences one’s identity. This article recognizes a plurality of spiritualities. It focuses on the relationship between women’s experiences and spirituality ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The apocalyptical eschatological concept of the day of the Lord as used in 2 Peter 3:10 is an example of analogical or metaphorical language. Within the context of the delay of the parousia, and 2 Peter’s unique depiction ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Matthew considers both the fall of the Jerusalem / the Temple and the coming of the Son of Man as being anticipated in the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus. This article argues that Matthew places these two events within ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The first part deals with van der Merwe’s tertiary education, his year as church minister, as well as his preparation and study as doctoral student at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. The influence of Van Selms, ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The aim of this article is to reflect on a practical theological perspective on the theoretical premises of church growth. This is done within the framework of the postmodern paradigm. Church growth focuses on the analysis, ...
  • Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    On the basis of the evidence of publications dating from the eighteenth century, this paper argues that the orthodox doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Bible caused extreme views in the language of the Old Testament ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article examines the relationship between baptism and membership of the church. The author’s main thesis is that baptism signifies the unity with Christ, and as such unity with the body of Christ (the church). Research ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Investigating the probable contents of a confession of guilt, this article pays attention to the contemporary paradigm shift in theology and the viewpoint of Black Theology as interlocutor. The trends in Biblical Theology ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article presumes that religious language develops according to four phases: a movement from foundational religious experience to metaphorical language usage to confessional formulae to dogma. It is argued that Jesus’ ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    In this article the question is asked whether a new creed or confession is possible and in this point necessary. The answer is that there should always be room for new creeds and confessions. Although there might be many ...