Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • Power and authority in Matthew's gospel 

    Viljoen, F. P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    Besides the strenuous relation of Matthew’s community with non-Christian kinfolk, his text also reveals an underlying conflict with Roman Imperial ideology. Herod, Antipas and Pilate specifically impersonate this foreign ...
  • Marriage, sexuality, and holiness: aspects of marital ethics in the Corpus Paulinum 

    Zimmermann, R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    A fundamental change in the understanding of marriage becomes apparent in the first century A.D., described by M. Foucault as the transition from a “matrimonial” to a “conjugal” marital concept. While early Christianity ...
  • Prophets at loggerheads: accusations of adultery in Jeremiah 23:9-15 

    Wessels, W. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The focus of this article is on one aspect of the raging conflict between the prophetic parties addressed in Jeremiah 23:9-15. In this section the aspect of disloyalty to Yahweh is raised as hampering factor for being a ...
  • The structure and dynamics of Luther’s Catechism 

    Zwanepol, K. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    This contribution deals with the structure of Luther’s Catechism, one of Protestant basic texts. First an outline is given of the history of the composition of the text. Next some remarks are made on Luther’s purpose in ...
  • The structure and dynamics of Luther's Catechism 

    Zwanepol, K. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    This contribution deals with the structure of Luther’s Catechism, one of Protestant basic texts. First an outline is given of the history of the composition of the text. Next some remarks are made on Luther’s purpose in ...
  • Marriage, sexuality, and holiness: aspects of marital ethics in the Corpus Paulinum 

    Zimmermann, R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    A fundamental change in the understanding of marriage becomes apparent in the first century A.D., described by M. Foucault as the transition from a “matrimonial” to a “conjugal” marital concept. While early Christianity ...
  • “Unity that sanctifies diversity”: Cottesloe revisited 

    Van der Borght, E. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The Cottesloe Consultation (1960) is an important milestone in the ecumenical struggle against apartheid and racism in general. This article tries to find out whether the theological arguments developed within the ecumenical ...
  • Prophets at loggerheads: accusations of adultery in Jeremiah 23: 9-15 

    Wessels, W. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The focus of this article is on one aspect of the raging conflict between the prophetic parties addressed in Jeremiah 23:9-15. In this section the aspect of disloyalty to Yahweh is raised as hampering factor for being a ...
  • Jesus and “the Daniel code” 

    Thom, G. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    It is suggested that Jesus, who understood his Messianic calling in the light of the OT prophecies, utilized their symbolic apocalyptic language in his prophetic discourse. From this perspective Matthew 26:64 sheds important ...
  • Nogeens: watter kerk vergesél die Groot Trek? 

    Strauss, P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    It is sometimes argued that the Great Trek of 1835-1840 removed its participants from the Cape Colony, under British control, thereby also taking them out of the congregations of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) based in ...
  • “Give us this day our daily bread”: clergy's lived religion in Pretoria central areas 

    Rabe, M.; Lombaard, C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The aim of this article is to reflect on how clergy, working in Pretoria central areas, live out (the external dimension) and experience (the internal dimension) their faith in their everyday life. Thirteen clergy were ...
  • Spiritual abuse under the banner of the right to freedom of religion in religious cults can be addressed 

    Pretorius, S. P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The international endeavour to afford the right to freedom of religion to all world citizens is essential. This right ensures that people can choose their own religion and freely participate in the practice thereof. Although ...
  • Calvyn oor twyfel 

    Potgieter, P. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
  • Research in theology in the digital age: opportunities and limitations 

    Neele, A. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    Digital text repositories in the field of theology and history, including the works of John Calvin (1509-1564), are promising tools assisting scholars with comprehensive search capabilities, collaborative projects, ...
  • Young Christians in Norway, national socialism, and the German occupation of 1940-1945 

    Hale, F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    The German occupation of Norway during the Second World War caused unprecedented problems for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway and other Christian denominations. The subordination of the church to the de facto ...
  • Sacred texts and mystic meaning: an inquiry into Christian spirituality and the interpretive use of the bible 

    England, F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    This article endeavours merely to highlight four areas in the increasingly fertile and enriching field of Christian Spirituality which may demand some further scrutiny by scholars: (i) the observation of the ‘open’ and ...
  • Postmodernism and the need for story and promise: how Robert Jenson's theology addresses some postmodern challenges to faith 

    Verhoef, A. H. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    Modernity’s belief that we live in a narratable world (a world with a story) and its confidence in progress (a world with a promise), are terminated by postmodernism’s insights. This is how the American Lutheran theologian ...
  • Die self-sny fenomeen onder jongmense: perspektiewe vanuit die praktiese teologie 

    Coetzer, W. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    Statistics around the phenomenon of self-injurious behaviour show a rise in numbers. Self-injury has been described as the anorexia and bulimia of the new millennium. The church must be equipped to guide and counsel young ...
  • Kerk en skoolonderwys in vier kerkordes 

    Strauss, P. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    Reformed churches in the tradition of John Calvin and the well-known Synod of Dordt (1618-1619), have a long history of involvement of some kind in school education. This article looks into the famous – at least in some ...

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