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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Viljoen, Francois P. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Matthew extensively explored the motif that Jesus was the fulfilment of the Old Testament hopes. In this article investigation is done on the way Matthew employs this motif. The expression of fulfilment of Scripture had ...
  • Jordaan, W.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    In this article about the origin of differences in faith and how we can / should deal with them, the article explores the extent to which language may guide or misguide our reflections about God as mystery, and how differences ...
  • Snyman, A.H. (Andreas Hartman), 1943- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The aim of this article is to analyse Philippians 4:1-9 from a rhetorical perspective that differs from the typical approach of researchers, who tend to force ancient rhetorical categories on the letter. Using a text-centred ...
  • Brand, S.J.P. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This article investigates the relationship between the subjective experiential side of faith and the objective rational side thereof. The two Theologians, Karl Rahner and John Calvin both propose, from different perspectives, ...
  • Shin, Eun-Chul (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The theme of the conqueror motif in the book of Revelation is one of the prominent themes. The theme of the conqueror motif provides various symbolical messages from an exegetical and theological perspective. An alternative ...
  • Snyman, S.D. (Stephanus Daniel), 1954-; Snyman, Fanie, 1954- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The question raised in this contribution is suggested in the title: Should the place of the Old Testament be regarded as outside of, over against and thus not really part of the church or should the Old Testament be regarded ...
  • Spangenberg, I.J.J. (Izak J.J.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Ever since the fourth century Christian theologians read Genesis 1-3 as a historical account about creation and fall. Augustine (354-430), one of the Latin fathers of the Church, introduced the idea of "original sin" on ...
  • Kortner, Ulrich H.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    In the controversy about the introduction of new biotechnological and medical technologies, their judicial regulation and political control, not only so-called moral values are discussed but ultimately also religious credos. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Dyk, P.J.; Van Dyk, Alet C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of South Africans regarding the church and their attitudes towards HIV-positive people and condom usage. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to investigate ...
  • Bredenkamp, David Samuel Milne (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The purpose of this article is to describe Paul's self-control in 1 Corinthians 9 as an example to contemporary church leaders. After ascertaining the framework of 1 Corinthians 8:1 to 11:1 as following Christ in loving ...
  • Tolmie, D.F. (D. Francois) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    In the Gospel according to John, Jesus identifies Judas as the traitor in a highly dramatic fashion by handing him a morsel. Although Johannine scholars do not often comment on this gesture, in cases where they do, one ...
  • Roest, Henk de, 1959- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    This article addresses the complex issue of the collective identity of Christian communities in a time of individualisation and pluralisation. The emphasis in the 1980's was very much on organising, building and managing ...
  • Vroom, Hendrik M., 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    A serious objection against Christian faith is that the Bible is not trustworthy because the history it relates does not correspond to the facts of history. In theology this problem is "solved" by some biblical scholars ...