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    • Command or petition? A speech act analysis of the parents' utterances in John 9:21cd 

      Ito, H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      Although speech act theor}r has a great potential for a better understanding of biblical texts, as demonstrated by some excellent published monographs and articles, it has been only occasionally utilised since the ...
    • In search of tradition material in Zephaniah 1:7-13 

      Snyman, S. D. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      The question investigated in this paper is a simple one: are there any indications of the use of tradition material in Zephaniah 1:7-13? Apart from the prominent theme of the ... this paper argues for allusions to at least ...
    • Die bemagtiging van die armes 

      Vester, P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      The issue addressed in this article is whether the poor can be empowered to change their own situation without becoming revolutionary. Poverty comprises lack of the most basic life-sustaining goods. However, the poor as ...
    • Paulus se retoriese strategie in Galasiërs 1:1-10 

      Tolmie, D. F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      The aim of this article is to demonstrate an approach to the rhetorical analysis of Paul's Letter to the Galatians that differs from the typical approach followed by researchers, namely the forcing of ancient rhetorical ...
    • The Book of Ruth as intra-Biblical critique on the Deuteronomic law 

      Braulik, Georg (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      The book of Ruth, written in the post-exilic period, constitutes a 'homily on Dt 23- 25', (Michael D Goulder). It is the only biblical example of an entire book systematically subjecting a body of laws from the Deuteronomic ...
    • Religious plurality in Africa: a challenge to the church 

      Dolamo, R. T. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      Chriscianity has been a privileged religion in South Africa under the white minority government. However, since the inception of a democratically elected government in 1994 and the passing of the Constitution of the Republic ...
    • "Interpretasierigting" as eksegetiese hulp: Rut in wyer kontekste 

      Jonker, L. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      This article shows how the investigation inco the history of origin of che text itself, as well as the Wirkungsgeschichte thereof, can assist in decermining a possible "direction of interpretation" in terms of which ...
    • Barbara Thiering's interpretation of Jesus' life 

      Naude, J. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      English: The purpose of this paper is to present arguments to disprove Thiering's claim that documents like the New Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, the writings of Josephus, etc. might reveal the actual historical Jesus. Her ...
    • Divine and human violence and destruction in Jeremiah 20:7 - 13 

      Snyman, S. D. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      Jeremiah 20:7-13 is a texc presenting the interpreter with a multitude of problems. Five main areas of research are briefly highlighted. This paper focuses on the interpretation of hamas wasod in Jer 20:8. Eight different ...
    • Worship and spirituality as a praxis-orientated apologetic in a postmodern world (the New Age) - an incarnational engaged approach 

      Foshaugen, E. K. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      This article highlights certain tenets of postmodernism and then attempts to provide an evangelical Christian response. Postmodern ideology and its religious face as reflected in the New Age movement need not cause disquietude ...
    • An incarnational engaged worship and spirituality 

      Foshaugen, E. K. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      Modern culture is sick with secularism resulting in a growing recognition permeating our culture that all life is at root spiritual. Whilst not necessarily recognised in Christian terms, there is a growing awareness and ...
    • Die goedkeuring van kerkrade vir 'n nuwe verband in die NG Kerkfamilie? 

      Strauss, P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      English: This article probes the question of which assembly within a reformed church denomination - in this case the family of Dutch Reformed Churches - should have the jurisdiction in deciding on the alteration of the ...
    • Die problematiek rondom die lied van die NG Kerk: enkele bevindings vanut 'n sosiaal - wetenskapleke invalshoek 

      Viljoen, M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      This article investigates viewpoints regarding the hymn of the Dutch Reformed Church over the lase few decades by way of a document analysis of polemics from Die Kerkbode, the official publication of the DRC. Historically, ...
    • Implikasies van 'n postmodernistiese lees van die Ou Testament vir die terreine van die teologie, die bybelwetenskap, die publiek en die kerk 

      Wessels, J. P. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      Traditionally textual analysis of the Old Testament is done within a modernist framework. However, a postmodernist approach opens up new avenues in this regard. The reading strategy of critical deconstruction, based on ...
    • 'n Perspektief op makrogemeentes vanuit die wesensaard van die kerk volgens die Nuwe Testament 

      Van Zyl, H. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 1999)
      The article argues the case for New Testament guidelines to the phenomenon of macro congregations today - churches in excess of 3 500 church members. After dealing with some methodological matters, the following topics ...
    • “Showing respect” in Bible translation 

      Van der Spuy, R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2010)
      This article focuses on the way respect is shown by using 2nd person personal pronouns in languages that distinguish between you plural (you all), you honorific (polite) and you singular (familiar) forms. It discusses ...
    • Thomas Aquinas: on law, tyranny and resistance 

      Swartz, N. P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2010)
      Thomas Aquinas’s notion on law, tyranny and resistance served as a limitation on governmental powers. When those who bear the law command things which exceed the competence of such authority, the subject is free to obey ...
    • “God in Himself” and “God as revealed to us”: the impact of the substance concept 

      Strauss, D. F. M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2010)
      The static space metaphysics of the Eleatic school (Parmenides) is continued by Plato, Aristotle and subsequently followed up by Thomas Aquinas. Concurrently a negative theological approach surfaced, claiming that one ...
    • The politics of liturgy between tradition and modernity in South Africa 

      Rossouw, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2017)
      How can Catherine Pickstock’s statement that “Traditional communities governed by liturgical patterns are likely to be the only source of resistance to capitalist and bureaucratic norms today” be interpreted in contemporary ...
    • A new leadership for a new ecclesiology 

      Mothoagae, I. D.; Prior, L. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2010)
      While many berate the poor level of leadership in the Church, it is noticeable that the same complaint is made about leadership in the corporate world. It is the authors’ contention that the new ecclesiology that has ...