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    • Obituaries and predictions: a sociological perspective on the future of religion 

      Beyers, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2013)
      Religion is a social phenomenon. Society and, therefore, religion will continue to exist as long as human beings exist. This article explores this syllogism, by analysing two 19th-century social theories on the future of ...
    • On reading some of Karl Barth's early sermons in South Africa today? 

      Laubscher, M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      The work of Karl Barth has been quite influential in South Africa, but what about the value of his sermons and their influence on Barth’s reading and mainline preaching in South Africa nowadays? After a short introduction, ...
    • On the historical origins of the Heidelberg Catechism 

      Strohm, C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2014)
      Reflection on the origins of the Heidelberg Catechism reveals it to be a document of understanding between Calvinistic-Reformed, Zwinglian and Lutheran-Philippistic tendencies within Protestantism. One important reason ...
    • Onderhoud met Edwin Arrison 

      Van Tonder, Helené (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2015)
      English: The thirtieth anniversary of the Kairos document in 2015 served as a stimulus for various events reflecting on this historical document and subsequent movement. Among these were the Kairos 30 conference (Johannesburg ...
    • Onderscheiding der geesten in Marcus 

      Welzen, H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2013)
      Discerning the spirits in Mark In reading the gospel of Mark one gets the impression that one of the main activities of Jesus is exorcizing demons and unclean spirits. Exorcizing is part of the battle between powers ...
    • Die ondersteuning van okkulte-gerehabiliteerdes: 'n pastoraal-teologiese model vir die toerusting van fasiliteerders 

      De Beer, B. M. J.; Van den Berg, J. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2007)
      English: The involvement of the occult-possessed in paganism and Satanism, in particular, seems to be extremely destructive.This destructiveness permeates every aspect of the possessed person’s life.After evangelisation, ...
    • "One in Christ": Fedsem spiritualities of solidarity 

      Duncan, G. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      This article focuses on spirituality as the basis of life at the Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa (Fedsem) (1963-1993) during the apartheid years, when Fedsem, groups and individuals within it were subjected ...
    • Die ontwikkeling van 'n groeiende bevrydingsbediening: 'n literatuuroorsig veral met verwysing na invloedryke persone en kerklike tradisies 

      Theron, J. P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2001)
      Recent developments in the church’s ministry of deliverance have been investigated in terms of influential people and available literature. The period from the fifties to the eighties of the previous century is covered ...
    • Die ontwikkeling van 'n strategiese gemeentilike ekklesiologie - op pad na 'n missionerende bedieningspraxis 

      Smit, G (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2008)
      English: This article focuses on developing a theory of ministry praxis that moves from uniform practices to the reflecting of diversity in a time of paradigm shift to the postmodern pa radigm. Attention is paid to the ...
    • Die ontwikkeling van pastoraal-narratiewe mentorskapbeginsels as effektiewe leerbenadering 

      Fourie, M.; Van den Berg, J.-A (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2007)
      English: This study endeavours to seek answers relating to mentorship as an effective approach to learning, and to the application of mentorship in order to facilitate meaning and purpose.Learning is essential for the ...
    • Onward Christian soldiers! Christians in the army 

      Van de Beek, A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2006)
      English: On the topic of Christians in the army, the author compares two traditions in Christian theology, one of which being Eusebius. In this tradition, soldiers are praised as warriors for the sake of God. A recent ...
    • Oor die inhoud en boodskap van die Heidelbergse Kategismus 

      Smit, D. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2014)
      English: The essay argues that it is meaningful to speak about the theme, content and message of the Heidelberg Catechism, although these three should be distinguished. A first section claims that the Catechism shows ...
    • Oor die teologiese inhoud van die Belydenis van Belhar 

      Smit, D. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
      The essay argues that the theological content is indeed the most important contribution of Reformed confessional documents, but that the theological content can only be understood against the specific historical, which ...
    • An open coding analytical model of sermons on poverty with Matthew 25:31-46 as sermon text 

      Pieterse, H. J. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
      This article reports on the first cycle (out of three) of a grounded theory analysis of sermons on poverty with Matthew 25:31-46 as sermon text. The problem addressed in this research project has to do with the poverty ...
    • Open-ended narrative and moral formation 

      Klaasen, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
      A narrative approach for moral formation must take the shortcomings of abstract reason seriously. Two specific attempts to a narrative approach, narrative as a means to an end and the supra-narrative approach, do not ...
    • Opening the trinity: developing the "open theism" debate 

      Williams, D. T (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2005)
      English: The reconciliation of the omniscience of God with the free choices of humanity is a problem whic has taced christian thinkers for centuries. Reently the issue has become prominent with the emergence of support for ...
    • Orphans in Mediterranean antiquity and early Christianity 

      Fitzgerald, J. T. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2016)
      This article provides an overview of the problem of orphans in the ancient Mediterranean world and identifies ways in which various societies acknowledged orphans’ plight and sought to address it. Part 1 gives the ancient ...
    • Ou metodes van die Satan in 'n moderne samelewing - met besondere verwysing na Openbaring 2 en 3 

      Grove, A. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      It is an unequivocal fact that Satan is at work in this world and especially in the church of Christ. At times his methods are crystal clear and at other times, inexplicable, they are not. It is because the devil appears ...
    • Die ouderling in twee kerkordes in die Dordtse tradisie 

      Strauss, P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2013)
      This article concentrates on what the mandate or task of the church elder in the tradition of the church order of Dordt (DCO) is. It calls this tradition as being Calvinistic and Dordt orientated. It argues that the influence ...
    • A partial preterist understanding of Revelation 12-13 within an intertextual framework 

      Du Rand, J. A.; Song, Y. M. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2004)
      English: There are two lines of thought in exegetical circles concerning the interpretation of partial preterism, applied to Rev. 12-13: (1) the consistent partial preterism, according to which the whole book of Revelation ...