Browsing Research Articles (Reformed Theological College) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Reformed Theological College) by Issue Date

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  • Schoeman, P.R. (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-03)
    The parish meeting as a distinctive manifestation within the Neder-duitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika also had a distinctive form of development, a development that spanned the period from the national gathering on 8 February ...
  • Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-09)
    The view exists that the term denomination is especially evident of the nineteenth century Netherlands at the time when an attempt was made to accomplish change in the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk. The decay in the Church ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    Diversity is becomming a prominent phenomenon of our society within a postmodern context. Many clergy and church members believe it threatens the peace and stability of churches and local congregations. Seemingly, ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006-11)
    The Church Order of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) states in Ordinance 4 that the NHKA is a "volkskerk", meaning a Church that is ethnically based and focused on the ministry to Afrikaans speaking people. ...
  • Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    It is generally accepted that John Calvin can be referred to as the founder of the presbyterial-synodal form of church government which is found in the Reformed Churches. It would therefore be appropriate to focus on ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007-11)
    Any tribute to Karl Barth as the most important theologian of the 20th century must show an awareness of the many facets of his work. He will long be remembered for his monumental contribution to church dogmatics. The ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-03)
    Within Western societies the church is challenged by a new sexual "morality". Seemingly, the traditional theological answers do not address the challenge sufficiently. The incompetence of the church to change people's minds ...
  • Van Wyk, B.J. (Barend Jacobus), 1946- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2008-09)
    Church discipline has been a substantial part of Church Ordinances since the Geneva Church Ordinance of 1541, and was pursued and developed in the Netherlands and consequently also in South Africa. For obvious reasons ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    This article is based on a paper delivered at a Lutheran Missionary Conference in Bleckmar, Germany. The request was to give an overview of the development and the state of Reformed missiology with special reference to ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Augustine’s sermons provide a unique source in explaining his influence from the 5th century onwards as a theologian and pastor, a minister of the Word preached and celebrated in the sacrament. Of particular value in this ...
  • Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    This article gives a short historical background to the debate between Lutherans and Calvinists on unity. It is important that this debate should also start in Southern Africa. The focus is placed on the Leuenberg Agreement ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Mainstream churches worldwide are experiencing a decline in membership. The wellknown Dutch practical theologian Gerben Heitink’s (2007) latest book "Een kerk met karakter, Tijd voor heroriëntatie" is an attempt to address ...
  • Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The first testimony we have to the newly discovered Gospel of Judas is in Irenaeus, Adv. haer. I, 31, 1. Here it is said that certain Gnostics adduce a confictio which they call ‘the Gospel of Judas’. The question is: ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2010)
    This article deals with Luther and Calvin's efforts to preserve and promote church unity. Attention is given to their role as leaders of the reformational movement who self-evidently had to unite people from different ...
  • Van Wyk, I.W.C. (Ignatius William Charles) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-06)
    Africa is a continent plagued with many sicknesses and diseases. Self-evidently health and healing would be major concerns and interests of the inhabitants. Reformed mission has formed a strategic alliance with scientifically ...
  • Boshoff, Piet B. (Petrus Benjamin) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-06)
    The aim of this article was to explain Walter Schmithals’ unique understanding of the unity of the New Testament message. It focuses on his historical en theological interpretation of the New Testament within the parameters ...
  • Dreyer, T.F.J. (Theunis Frederik Jacobus), 1946- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-06)
    This article has been a homiletic reflection on the well-known words in Matthew 16:19. The explication and application of these words have been theologically contextualised with respect to current debates amongst theologians ...
  • Dreyer, Theuns F.J. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2011-06-07)
    This article has been a homiletic reflection on the well-known words in Matthew 16:19. The explication and application of these words have been theologically contextualised with respect to current debates amongst theologians ...
  • Van Wyk, Wouter Cornelius (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-11-04)
    The article offers a review of important aspects of Biblical interpretation discussed in four recent books published in Afrikaans by prominent theologians Dirkie Smit, Gerrie Snyman, Gert Malan and Klaus Nürnberger. In ...
  • Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-11-04)
    The Christian churches are experiencing a major paradigm shift as they attemp to navigate the 20th century. Around the mid-fourth century to the mid-twentieth century CE, often referred to as the ‘age of Christendom’, ...