Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 28 Issue 1 (2007) by Issue Date

Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 28 Issue 1 (2007) by Issue Date

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  • Bateman, Philip W.; Ellis, J.M. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The debate between evolution and intelligent design is usually presented by evolutionary biologists as a clash between science and non-science (creationism and religion) and therefore as a sterile argument which science ...
  • Muller, Julian C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Despite popular opinion, current theology is still in the midst of winter. In this article the nature of spring - of it as the in-between season - is taken as a metaphor for theology: between the lines and prior to the ...
  • Pretorius, Mark (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The paper has a twofold purpose. The first is to explore: if God has settled His plans and He will do what He is going to do, then does it matter whether one prays or not? This section will also deal with the aspect of ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The article describes Emerging Churches as a 21st century phenomenon. Emerging churches are not a new denomination, but are experimental forms of church life, found in all denominations; formulating and living Christian ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This is the second of two contributions that are asking how the New Testament could be used in a responsible manner in the debate about homosexuality. After an introductory discussion about the possibility that the NT ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This is the first of two contributions that are asking how the New Testament can be used in a responsible manner in the debate about homosexuality. It is clear that this is a complex issue which is driven by subjective ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The purpose of a sermon is to give hope when it appears that there is none. This hope must be like a light, breaking through the darkness. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is a transition from darkness to light. His music ...
  • Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, arguably more than any other European theologian, influenced the way in which South African Christians, clergy and laity alike, have come to see their role in the struggle against apartheid. In his ...
  • Pretorius, Mark (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Traditionally, questions about the reign of God, death and resurrection, God's judgment and eternal life, have belonged to eschatology, specifically as presented by Biblical scholars. At times, when eschatology has become ...
  • De Villiers, Gerda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This article focuses on marriage. It appears that marriage is in the first place a social cultural institution with legal implications, and not religious by nature. Concepts and practices regarding marriage change along ...
  • Duncan, Graham A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Contemporary history is a fluid concept. Its writing implies commitment and self awareness. The former canons of objectivity, subjectivity and progress as they have traditionally been understood are anachro-nistic. Some ...
  • Nel, Malan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The question of a valid and viable Pentecostal hermeneutic is discussed leading to the preliminary conclusion that such a hermeneutic would consist of the following elements: the experience of the immanence of God, within ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The Psalter has very often been regarded as the prayer book of the poor. In the Psalms God is portrayed as the saviour of the poor, their hope, their stronghold and liberator - whether these are prayers of an individual ...
  • Oliver, Erna (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The modern trend to keep death at a distance has a negative impact on Christians. It seems as if the Church is following this societal pattern and is incompetent to provide sufficient information and preparation to church ...
  • Kritzinger, J.J. (Johan Jakob); Niemand, S.J.J. (Samuel Jacobus Johannes) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Religious syncretism is usually seen as the intermingling of two religious systems to the extent that the uniqueness of a specific religion is compromised. It is thus understood as missiologically negative. This article ...
  • De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    In the article three versions of a Christian ethics of responsibility, developed by three German theologians, Wolfgang Huber, Johannes Fischer and Ulrich Körtner, in response to the philosopher Hans Jonas's introduction ...
  • De Klerk, Barend Jacobus, 1945-; Leuschner, F.W. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The worship service occupies a central position in the life of the believer and therefore the atmosphere in the worship service is vital. The variations through history are studied in this article. The viewpoints of the ...
  • Stoker, W. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This article will demonstrate why beauty is an important value for the Christian faith. This is done by investigating how beauty has been developed as a theological concept by Hans Urs von Balthasar and Gerardus van der ...
  • Naude, P.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Can one defend a form of partisan justice? This question is answered in the affirmative in the light of two broad arguments: The theological argument arises from the preferential option for the poor from Latin America, and ...
  • Vroom, Hendrik M., 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This contribution analyses the various domains of argumentation in the discussions on intelligent design and creation & evolution: scientific facts, philosophical interpretations on nature and on divinity, and theological ...