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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Historical narrative and wisdom: towards preaching Esther “for such a time as this” 

      Leder, Arie C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
      This article considers the problem of preaching OT historical narrative from the point of view of the depiction of God’s participation in the drama. It suggests that historical narrative in general depicts a God who reveals ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Die einde van sending: fases in die sendingbedryf 

      Kritzinger, J. J. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
      In this article the author deals with the final phase of a mission project, that of handing over, or the phasing out of the work. Although the issue is addressed in general, and an overview is given of the theories that ...
    • An assessment of the Myers Brigss Type indicator from a pratical theological perspective 

      Tucker, A. R. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
      The aim of this article is to assess the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) from a Reformed perspective of a Trinitarian biblical hermeneutic of hope. It examines and assesses the compatibility of its assumptions with a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Calvyn oor twyfel 

      Potgieter, P. C. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
    • “Informing of the child's understanding, influencing his heart, and directing its practice”: Jonathan Edwards on education 

      Minkema, K. P. (Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, 2011)
      This article examines the role of education in Jonathan Edwards’ life and legacy, both the education he received in early eighteenth-century New England and his activities as a teacher, among the other vocations he followed. ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...