Browsing Research Articles (Practical Theology) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Practical Theology) by Issue Date

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  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Before the new political dispensation in South Africa (1994), the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa (Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika) referred to the church as a “peoples church” (volkskerk). Owing to political changes ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A narrative and autobiographical approach is taken in this article in order to explore and explain reconciliation. In the process the concepts of privilege, shame and new choices, within a specific story, are taken as the ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    “Kenotic” preaching – a catalyst for liturgical revival within the present context In this article the urge towards a new liturgical approach is investigated from a systemic perspective. The interactive dynamics of the ...
  • Richter, Amanda; Muller, Julian C. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005-09)
    This article looks at the bereavement of children left orphaned by the HIV and Aids pandemic that is crippling the continent of Africa. Their bereavement is examined by means of the narrative approach and by integrating ...
  • Grozinger, E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Im vorliegenden Aufsatz wird die "homiletische Retrospektive" der Göttinger Predigtmeditationen auf ihre impliziten Schwerpunkte hin untersucht. Ziel der Untersuchung ist auch, nach den aktuellen homiletischen Konsequenzen ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Nolan (1982:7) shares an interesting concept of spirituality. He says: "The Spiritual life is the whole of one's life insofar as it is motivated and determined by the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus". This kind of ...
  • Shields, B.E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article introduces the reader to the study of oral communication in primarily oral cultures and its application to biblical studies and then goes on to illustrate the value of such study by looking at Romans 8:31-34 ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article the author takes a closer look at biblical erotica through the eyes of poetry on the one hand and contemporary Afrikaans poetry on the other. By way of conveying some thoughts on texts in Song of Songs ...
  • Ganzevoordt, Reinder Ruard, 1965- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The connection of the sermon and the word of God has been a topic of much debate. This paper explores the significance and problematic aspects of the understanding of the sermon as a word of God. The Barthian notion that ...
  • Heine, S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Sigmund Freud is exposed to two main misunderstandings he himself contributed to. One stands in connection with human beings as Id-driven creatures, particularly with regard to the sexual drive. The other pertains to his ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In many African tribes, sexual relations are legitimate only within the context of marriage. Moreover, all marriages are preceded by extensive preparations involving, inter alia, education (given by the elders of the ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Aims to illustrate that prejudice differs from presuppositions when interpreting the Bible or reflecting theologically on contemporary issues such as homosexuality. Argues that prejudice leads to homophobia which is ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-06)
    The aim of the article is to indicate that heteronormativity has prevailed from pre-modern times to the modern world. The article argues that heteronormativity, embedded in a patriarchal mind-set, is central to the dynamics ...
  • Masango, Maake J.S. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-09)
    This article develops a liturgy of worship service which is to be conducted at the crematorium. This interment of ashes service can also take place at the church in the garden of remembrance. The aim of this service is to ...
  • Schutte, Christoffel Hercules; Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-09)
    The article focuses on retreat as a relatively new phenomenon in the Dutch Reformed tradition. Retreat is viewed as "communicative action". The aim of the article is firstly to explore epistemological theories in the ...
  • Malan, Christoffel Naudé (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-09)
    This article presents the stories of two survivors. These stories show how the survivors were invited to capture "sparkling events" and developed them into preferred stories, and how by living in these stories, they ...
  • Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-09)
    This article is a critical dialogue between postfoundationalism and deconstruction seeking a way of doing theology, specifically Practical Theology, without universal foundations, in the context of a discussion with ...
  • Schutte, Christoffel Hercules; Dreyer, Yolanda (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    Of late, there has been a growing interest in retreat among clergy and members of congregations in the Dutch Reformed tradition in South Africa. The article investigates the relevance of the monastic traditions for this ...
  • Botha, Peet; Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    This study aims to promote the idea that questionnaires used as part of marriage preparation, could be a valuable tool. The article also attempts to identify some themes that should form part of the discussion between ...
  • Troeger, Thomas H.,1945- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    Prayer, whatever form it takes, represents a living relationship with God. In the article it is argued that the goal of preaching is the vitalizing, nurturing, enriching, deepening, broadening, and heightening of believers' ...