Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 24 Issue 1 (2003) by Issue Date

Browsing Verbum et Ecclesia Volume 24 Issue 1 (2003) by Issue Date

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  • Alana, O.E. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The rich are apostrophised by the author of the Letter of James for their disregard for and exploitation of the poor who, ironically, are the "elect" of God. A social scientific study of the apostrophe is undertaken with ...
  • Erasmus, J.A.; De Klerk, Barend Jacobus, 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In this article meta-theoretical perspectives for youth ministry are obtained specifically from the fields of psychology and sociology. In the first place, the various psychological development phases of the adolescent are ...
  • De Roest, H.P. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The birth of the small congregation involves the calling of people, who are touched and are taken up in a mystical way into a movement that follows Jesus. In this way, members are introduced to another dimension underlying ...
  • Kloppers, Wilhelm C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The central question in a theological communication theory is the mediation between tradition and experience. How can the reality of God and the reality of human beings be connected on the level of experience? The ...
  • Naude, P.J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article explores the historical and theological relation between the Confession of Belhar (1982) and some significant antecedent church witnesses from 1948 onward. After identifying these witnesses, a coherence is ...
  • Kritzinger, J.J. (Johan Jakob) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In a recent publication No Quick Fixes a number of knowledgeable people dealt with some contemporary challenges to the church in its mission in the South African context. In this article the reader is introduced to these, ...
  • Nortje-Meyer, L. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Since the fourth century before the Christian era has the household been considered as the most basic unit of society. Furthermore, this micro cosmos is reflecting the pyramidal structure of the whole society (meso cosmos) ...
  • Van der Watt, G. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    In this past half century the Dutch Reformed Church was continuously building on the tradition of extended missionary involvement within South Africa as well as in several countries in Southern Africa. During the fifties ...
  • Wessels, W.J. (Wilhelm Joseph) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    It is argued in this article that Micah 7:8-20 forms an apt conclusion to the book of Micah. As was the case with Micah 1, the concluding section also focusses on Yahweh and his dealings with the people of the earth. There ...
  • Buscop, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Since 1999 Cas Vos has produced three books of poetry; Vuurtong (1999), Gode van Papier (2001) and Enkeldiep (2003). These works are all written from the perspective of a particular Weltanschauung or Zeitgeist which may ...
  • Saayman, W. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The author chooses to write a social mission history of the DRC in order to relate important mission events properly to the developing political economy in South Africa. He chooses to follow the methodology described ...
  • Vermeulen, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    What constitutes the functions and the essence of Pauline church leadership? How functional, relevant and useful is the huge amount of secular and religious literature published annually regarding leadership, for the church ...
  • Du Toit, Andrie B. (Andreas B.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Previous studies on legal references in Paul concentrated almost exclusively on matters of civil law. A study of five important passages in Romans and an overview of the rest of Romans indicate that this letter contains ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The image “book of life” is mentioned expressis verbis in Psalm 69:29a. The supplicant appeals to God to erase his enemies from the “book of life”. The aim of this paper is to elaborate on this image. Quite varied notions ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    During the last decade a group of South African theologians have stirred a part of the Afrikaans ecclesiastical community with statements and arguments on several faith issues, including the interpretation of the Bible. ...
  • Buitendag, Johan (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Whereas a preceding article focused on Heim's understanding of "space", this article focuses on "time". It is believed that Heim made an enormous contribution to the debate between theology and natural sciences and that ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article focusses on Adolf Von Harnack's profound study of Marcion, a theologian of the second century. He was amongst other things fascinated by Marcion's view of the Old Testament. Marcion rejected the Old Testament ...
  • Muller, Julian C.; Pienaar, Hendrik Elmo (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article can be described as a social constructionist, narrative understanding of a group of selected South African white Christians' experience and perceptions regarding sexual morality in the context of heterosexual ...