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    • About Galatians, apocalyptic and the switching of paradigms 

      Loubser, Gys M. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2014)
      English: The article indicates that although apocalyptic is probably not the hermeneutical key par excellence to Pauline theology, it does lie at the heart of Pauline theology and should be thoroughly accounted for in ...
    • Abraham in Galatians and in Genesis 

      Snyman, S. D. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2013)
      The aim of this paper is to focus on the portrayal of Abraham in the letter to the Galatians and the book of Genesis respectively and to put it in perspective. What are the similarities and differences in the portrayal of ...
    • The absence of presence: homiletical reflections on Luther's notion of the masks of God (larvae dei) 

      Cilliers, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2010)
      This paper addresses a complex but core issue of preaching, namely the experience of the elusiveness of God’s presence (revelation) by taking cognisance of the notion of masking. Besides being a common cultural phenomenon, ...
    • Acknowledgements 

      Ito, Hisayasu (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2015)
      This book is a revised version of my doctoral dissertation (2000) written during my stay in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where I conducted research at the University of the Free State. This is one of the main reasons why ...
    • African Biblical hermeneutics on the threshold? Appraisal and wayforward 

      Speckman, M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      What appears to be African Biblical Hermeneutics often refers to the geographical location of the authors rather than the content. There always appears to be something new on the horizon, but the colonial umbilical cord ...
    • African postfoundational practical theology 

      Muller, J. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2017)
      Practical theology is located in a fragile, vulnerable space between various disciplines, where it is exposed to multiple different narratives. The author proposes a postfoundational, narrative approach to practical ...
    • The Afrikaans Bible translations and apartheid 

      Naudé, J. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2001)
      English: A comparison of quotes from the document on race relations viewed in the light of the scriptures to the Hebrew and Greek source text bears eloquent testimony to the fact that the nature of the first Afrikaans ...
    • Afrikaanse Bybelvertalings "vir Afrika". Die vertalers en hulle kulturele agenda 

      Naudé, J. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2004)
      English: The purpose of the article is to indicate the ideological dominance of the Afrikaans target culture in Afrikaans Bible translations. This is measured by the way in which the Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient ...
    • Aktiewe gemeente-betrokkenheid by die missionêre diakonaat — 'n ondersoek in 'n gemeente van die NGKA in Mangaung 

      Verster, P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2003)
      English: Research within the community which does not take into account the need and knowledge of the community is not beneficial. Using the notion of the four squares of knowledge, research was conducted in the informal ...
    • Allan Boesak: innocence and the struggle for humanity 

      Cloete, M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      As a Black theologian and political activist, deeply committed to the cause of freedom, reconciliation and justice in South Africa, Allan Boesak has embraced the philosophy of Black consciousness as a legitimate moral-political ...
    • Allegorie as argument: Galasiërs 4: 21-5: 1 in retoriese perspektief 

      Tolmie, D. F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2002)
      The purpose of this article is to discuss Galatians 4:21-5:1 from a rhetorical perspective. It is argued that the dominant rhetorical strategy in this section can be described as the use of the authority of Scripture in ...
    • "Anatheism" within the framework of theodicy: from theistic thinking to theopaschitic thinking in a pastoral hermeneutics 

      Louw, D. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      The Syrian and refugee crises, the violent radicalisation in Europe, and global xenophobia stir up anew the link between the human quest for meaning and hope within the realm of human misery and destructive acts of severe ...
    • Ancient Christian care for prisoners: first and second centuries 

      Nicklas, T. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      This study deals with the question as to whether first- and second-century sources reflect ancient Christian practices of care for prisoners and in how far these sources help clarify the reasons why Christians cared for ...
    • The angle of incidence of Paul Roux's catechism — a study on the theology of a French refugee at the Cape 

      D’Assonville, V. E. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2003)
      English: With the Belijdenis of Paul Roux we have an indigenous document of early eighteenth century theological reflection among some French refugees of the first generations at the Cape. It provides us with useful ...
    • Apocalyptic groups and socially disadvantaged contexts 

      De Villiers, P. G. R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      This study investigates the theory that apocalyptic texts originated in, and reflect the convictions and activities of socially disadvantaged groups on the margins of society. After a brief introduction to the nature of ...
    • Appendix 1 - Diagrams of taxonomy of speech acts 

      Ito, Hisayasu (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2015)
      Terms and definitions are taken from Bach and Harnish 1979
    • Appropriating the closure of Jesuit missions: Fritz Hochwälder's Das heilige Experiment 

      Hale, F (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2008)
      English: Since the eighteenth century the history of the Jesuit missionary endeavours in South America, especially their forced closure in 1760s, has been used rhetorically by writers in several genres, providing them with ...
    • An architectonics of desire: the person on the path to Nada in John of the Cross 

      England, F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2013)
      The strenuous ascetic that is established in The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night by John of the Cross, frequently, and not illegitimately, is viewed as the purging of desire, but often to the extent that desire ...
    • Are humans by birth as wicked as the Heidelberg Catechism (3-11) holds? A dialogue between theology and modern sciences 

      Lampe, P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2014)
      English: While the introduction compares the Heidelberg Catechism’s theologically framed concept of sin with similar and opposing secular views of the past (e.g., Plautus, Quintilian, Hobbes), the main part uses contemporary ...
    • The art of creating futures - practical theology and a strategic research sensitivity for the future 

      Van den Berg, J. A.; Ganzevoort, R. R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2014)
      This paper explores a futures perspective for practical theology. Although there are some examples of a future orientation, a systematic futures perspective has not been developed. Building on futures studies (including ...