Potgieter, Annette(University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2019-12-13)
George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s seminal book Metaphors we live by (1980) makes us realise that a metaphor is not merely a linguistic phenomenon, but also a conceptual, socio-historical, neural, and bodily phenomenon ...
Van Eck, Ernest; Sakitey, Daniel(University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2019-12-13)
This article examines the phrase ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι
ἡμãς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ in Matthew’s rendition of
the Lord’s Prayer through the Ewe-Ghanaian
demonological lens. It employs a combination
of the historical-critical and indigenous ...
This paper explores the role of the appeal to the early Church in Old Catholic theology, describing how this appeal has been challenged and further developed through ecumenical dialogue in particular. Noting the various ...
Diara, Benjamin; Uroko, Favour Chukwuemeka(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-01-29)
Democracy as an administrative system is maintained through party representation and
election in which everybody is duly represented, and through a constitution which is prepared
in the interest of equity, justice and ...
This article aims to present a realistic reading of the parable of the Lost Coin in Q. A realistic reading
of the parable focuses on the social realia invoked by the parables, that is, the social realities and
A person with disabilities is a person suffering from some acquired or congenital dysfunctions
in the development or in his mobility, mentality or sensual perception, which prevent his
normal functioning in the social, ...
This article examines the reason behind the charge to secrecy imposed by Jesus on the leper in
Mark 1:40–45, in the context of African experience, the implications of the meaning conveyed
and the challenges posed on the ...
Much recent work on the masculinities enacted by early Christians has focused upon Christian
texts and claims about their heroes and practices among elite Christians. Lucian’s Passing of
Peregrinus offers another avenue ...
Ngele, Omaka K.; Peters, Prince E.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10-31)
The nascent church in Jerusalem represented in Acts 6 verses 1–3 was promptly challenged by the problem of inequity and lack of fair play among the various stakeholders and such disaffection reached a situation of murmur ...
Weaver, Dorothy Jean(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-11-19)
This article sketches the broad outlines of Matthew’s ironic portrayal of children, examining
first the ‘lower level’ of the narrative (i.e. the way things appear to be in the everyday world)
and then the ‘upper level’ ...
Weren, Wim J.C. (Wilhelmus Johannes Cornelis)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-10-31)
According to Mark 6:14–29, John the Baptist was beheaded by the order of Herod Antipas. This
dramatic event became inevitable after a cunning interplay between Herodias and her
daughter, who remains nameless in the New ...
Adedibu, B.A. (Babatunde)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-12)
Urban cities in the sub-Saharan Africa have witnessed unprecedented transformation because
of the proliferation of religious orders within the social landscape. From Nigeria, Ghana and
Cameroon to Uganda, religious ...
Working within the reader perspective approach to biblical hermeneutics, a recent series of
empirical studies has tested the theory that the readers’ psychological type preferences
between sensing and intuition (perceiving ...
Jackson, Glenna S.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-17)
In this article, the author rehearses the Lukan parable of the Friend at Midnight (Lk 11:5–8) as
a segue from Insiders and Outsiders and a Hermeneutic of Resonance to provide a method she
employs as an outsider sharing ...
Janse van Rensburg, Hanre(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-11-29)
It has been made clear for quite some time that if the Bible has become a classic of Western
culture because of its normativity, then the responsibility of the biblical scholar cannot be
restricted to giving readers clear ...
Although the tension which Christianity, in continuance with the Sache Jesu, first displayed
with its surrounding culture, gradually conformed to the predominate culture of the ancient
Mediterranean world, probably to ...
Mosoiu, Nicolae V.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-12)
The purpose of this article is to offer a perspective on persecutions and martyrdom in the
context of today’s world, when so many Christians are under threat and even die for their
faith. In the Introduction section, ...
The past century has seen various studies on the nature of Matthew’s community, and
conclusions are still being debated. The study on which this article is based acknowledges the
past studies, but further proposes that ...
In this article, I analyse C.S. Lewis’s attitude towards the theology and the theologians of his
time. Lewis often emphasised that he was not a theologian. Sometimes he does so out of
modesty, to excuse minor errors that ...
Chamburuka, Sheila W.; Van Eck, Ernest(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-07-25)
The history of Zimbabwe is characterised by a series of challenges, which, at different turning
points, manifested themselves through violent conflicts, since its independence in 1980. Faced
with the challenges associated ...