Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • The function of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" in Matthew's gospel 

    Erdey, Zoltan L.; Smith, Kevin G. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    On six occurrences (8:12; 13:42; 13:50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30), Matthew recorded Jesus pronouncing judgment, using the idiom “weeping and gnashing of teeth”. Each occurrence played a central role in the development of ...
  • Pastorale begeleiding aan die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring 

    Du Plessis, A. L. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    A person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is someone who was exposed to intense trauma impacting that person’s life negatively at various levels. Although dissociative identity disorder is described as a mental ...
  • Gebed in die liturgie: 'n prakties-teologiese verkenning 

    Wepener, Cas (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    For many worshippers, prayer in the worship service is not always appropriated positively. In this article, a practical theological exploration regarding prayer in the liturgy is undertaken. By means of a spiral movement ...
  • Michel Foucault se historiografiese benadering as lens in historiese ondersoeke 

    Unknown author (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    In the article the author argues that Foucault’s insights on the archaeological historiography, genealogy and discourse analysis can be used as a lens to write history as well as to deconstruct the existing historical ...
  • 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 ...
  • Die ring: in diens van onderlinge sorg 

    Celliers, A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    Congregations of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa are facing various challenges which they cannot meet on their own. The classis or presbytery was born in the sixteenth century when reformed congregations also ...
  • Die Pastor as fluisteraargedagtes oor pastorale identiteit en arbeid na analogie van die perdefluisteraar 

    Nel, Danny (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    Generally, note have been taken that the work of pastoral care and the pastoral counselor are surrounded by identity issues for the latter part of the previous century and in the first decade of this century. In some ...
  • Can Christian ethics be used to engage business?: a (South) African consideration 

    Fourie, Willem (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    Business enterprises are in a position to exert a significant influence on society – particularly in the context of developing countries. Businesses no longer simply influence shareholders, employees and customers, but ...
  • Is the expulsion of women as foreigners in Ezra 9-10 justifiably covenantal? 

    Usue, Emmanuel (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    A surface reading of Ezra 9-10 gives the impression that the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants’ codes concerning foreigners justify the expulsion of the so-called foreign women by Ezra and his associates. Consequently, the ...
  • Research on the letter to Galatians: 2000-2010 

    Tolmie, D. F. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    This article is devoted to an overview of research published on the Letter to the Galatians from 2000 to 2010. An attempt is made to paint as detailed a picture as possible of the research on the letter, but in such a ...
  • Corruption: how should Christians respond? 

    Theron, P. M.; Lotter, G. A. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2012)
    The results of the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International indicate the seriousness of the worldwide corruption problem. Although recent decades have witnessed a global public awareness and an ...