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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • "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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • '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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Herderlike bediening aan die kind uit 'n egskeidingsgesin 

      Van der Schyff, S. P.; Venter, C. J. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      English: In this article special attention is paid to three aspects concerning the above mentioned theme. Firstly, basis-theoretical perspectives are developed on a child in a crisis situation. Secondly an investigation ...
    • Capital punishment or capital forgiveness? The enduring message of Dead Man Walking 

      Hale, Frederick (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      The best-selling book and internationally popular film Dead Man Walking address squarely the issue of capital punishment which has been extensively debated throughout much of the world and challenged the ethical thinking ...
    • 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 ...
    • How God pays back - retributive concepts in the Book of Job 

      Fischer, S. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      Five Old Testament concepts of retribution are presented. Then the Book of Job is evaluated under the aspect of its retributive concepts. Because of the lack of compensation in Job's life-experience, Job as well as his ...
    • Die rol van die see in die Patmos-visioene 

      Du Preez, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      Older and newer commentaries on Revelation as well as other studies regarding this book, reveal virtually throughout a very negative view on the role of the sea in John's visions. The author of this article examines all ...
    • Die sosiale konstruksie-model en die spanning tussen hoor en doen as reaksie op die prediking 

      Kleynhans, D. J. B.; Kellerman, J. S. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      English: Preaching is the occurrence of communication through which the gospel of Jesus Christ is made known to the world, in order co change people's lives. According to the social construction model each individual has ...
    • Monotheistic understanding of the divine in African religion, Christianity and Islam 

      Namukoa, E. W.; Verster, P.; Nel, P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)
      The article traces rhe varied expressions of the conception of the Divine in traditional African religion, Islam and Christianity. The focus in particular is on explaining the idea of monotheism in each of these religious ...
    • Die paradigmaverskil: gereformeerd - charismaties 

      Jonker, W. D. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2000)