Browsing HTS Volume 51, Number 3 (1995) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 51, Number 3 (1995) by Issue Date

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    Oberholzer, J.P. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This survey of biblical material on the church proceeds from the viewpoint that the identity of the church of God can be treated only as an existential question, asking 'who is the church?' and 'who am I?' at the same ...
  • Pont, A.D. (Adriaan Drost), 1927- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Reformed ecclesiology is not a closed system. Notwithstanding differences, there is however a remarkable consensus on the major tenets of the doctrine of the church. An outline - mainly of Calvin's view - is given in the ...
  • Botha, S.J. (Schalk Jacobus), 1936- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This paper discusses the connection and relationship between church and church order within the context of the presbyterial-synodal system of church polity with a view to the rewriting of the church order of the Nederduitsch ...
  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This article seeks to explain why and how the Old Testament and Deuteronomistic history in particular are essential in our theological reflection on the concept of church. The main trends in the theology of the ...
  • Koekemoer, J.H. (Johannes Hendrik), 1935- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In this article two aspects of the Reformed ethos of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika come to the fore. First, attention focuses on truth as encounter. Truth is not something neutral but something that involves ...
  • Bezuidenhout, L.C. (Louis Christiaan) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The Psalms functioned in contexts which were quite different from that of the modern church, yet they can contribute to a better understanding of the essence of the community of faith. The spirit of a community is ...
  • Engelbrecht, J.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Attention is given to differences of opinion as to the nature of early catholicism, whether it is present in the New Testament, where it is to be found and how it should be evaluated. The difference between primitive ...
  • Beukes, M.J. du P. (Mattheus Johannes du Plessis) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Since 1982 congregation development has been offered as a subject in most of the recognized practical theology departments. Certain factors have given rise to the fact that this subject and its practical application have ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    From a practical theological perspective, this article disputes the trend in present ecclesiastical thought, abstracting a model depicting the practical functioning of the church, which is based on a single biblical ...
  • Pelser, G.M.M. (Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The article explores the documents of the New Testament in search of the concept 'church' and finds that, in a nutshell, the answers are as follows: the Spirit-controlled, charismatic togetherness of people 'in Christ' ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The article argues that it is important to contemplate the dogma of the 'community of the saints' because some people stress the fact that the church is a community of believers whilst others understand the church as ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In this study the prayer in Nehemiah 9:5b-37 is compared with Psalm 106 and investigated within its literary and social context. The conclusion is reached that the community of faith portrayed in this prayer is a cultic ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    In the ecumenical symbols of catholic Christianity the church is described as one, holy, catholic and apostolic. These notions correlate with the manner in which the one and only God interacts with humankind, as reported ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    Building up the local church is not simplistic. It is a comprehensive ministry. The challenge is to return the ministry to the people of God and to equip them to be faithful as God's representatives in this world. Any ...
  • Van Eck, Ernest (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This paper - in two parts - aims to participate in the current debate regarding the writing of a new church order for the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika, concentrating on Article III of the current church order. ...