Recent Submissions

  • Matthean atonement rituals 

    Nel, M. J. (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2017)
    This article focuses on rituals in the Gospel of Matthew that affect forgiveness between God and human beings, as well as between human agents. It argues that rituals play an important role in signalling and affecting ...
  • Holistic healing : Old Testament insights on sickness and healing – for churches in Africa confronted by HIV/AIDS 

    Van Zyl, Danie C. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2008)
    Notions on sickness and healing in the Old Testament are explored with reference to the HIV/Aids pandemic. Over and above simply collecting insights from the Old Testament, a more ‘involved reading’ of texts, particularly ...
  • Jewish fundamentalism today 

    Gitay, Yehoshua (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2008)
    This paper asks the question: what is the meaning of Jewish Fundamentalism today? It tells the story of Jewish Fundamentalism as an exceptional phenomenon in current Jewish history which revolves around the matter of the ...
  • Larger ears and smaller horns : towards distinguishing conservative from fundamentalist theology 

    Bosman, Hendrik (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2008)
    The term ‘fundamentalism’ is often used to ridicule any strong religious conviction and greater conceptual clarity must be achieved to do justice to conservative and evangelical approaches that are decidedly not ...
  • Appeased with death : Old Testament insights on life and death, for the Church in Africa, confronted by HIV/AIDS 

    Van Zyl, Danie C. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    Notions on life and death in the Old Testament are explored with reference to the HIV-Aids pandemic. These perspectives are firstly dealt with within the context of other Ancient Near Eastern notions and the social reality ...
  • The aqedah in the New Testament : sacrifice, violence and human dignity 

    Punt, Jeremy (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    This paper examines the relationship between violence and human dignity in a religious context where sacrifice, even if only at discursive level, is common. The New Testament has two direct references to Gen 22, known as ...
  • Cross-pursposes in Paul? : violence of the cross, Galatians and human dignity 

    Punt, Jeremy (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    The cross of Jesus is an important theme in Paul’s letters, identified by him as the focus and content of his message: Christ crucified (e.g. 1 Cor 1:23; 2:5). In Paul’s understanding the death of Jesus was the result of ...
  • Quo Vadis Ou Testament studies? : 'n respons 

    O’Kennedy, Danie (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    This article responds to that of Prof Douglas Lawrie “Old Testament: Quo Vadis?” The author agrees with Lawrie’s focus on the historical and literal dimension of the Old Testament text as well as the important contribution ...
  • When the lines are blurred : a gender-critical reading of the narratives of John 12:1-8 and John 13:1-17 

    Müller van Velden, Nina Elisabeth (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The presentation, interpretation, and appropriation of biblical narratives continue to fulfil a central role in theological discourses on gender and sexuality - both past and present. Christian faith ...
  • Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 : diarchic model of leadership in a rebuilding phase 

    O’Kennedy, Danie (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    Yahwists in the post-exilic community in Jerusalem envisioned their future in diverse ways. The books of Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 emphasize that in a rebuilding phase God does not merely use a holy place but also special ...
  • Speech and democracy : the Tutu's Mbeki's exchange 

    Gitay, Yehoshua (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    The paper is motivated by a sharp exchange of words between Thabo Mbeki, the South African President and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee which ended in a communicative ...
  • The impact of death ('The King of Terrors') on human dignity in Job 18:14 

    Bosman, Hendrik (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    The reference to death as the ‘king of terrors’ in Job 18:14 is interpreted against the background of the Ugaritic mythology, the terrifying fate of the wicked and other Old Testament references to death as a violent ...
  • Prompting the poetic muse : the computer-assisted translation of biblical poetry, with special reference to Song of Songs 8:5B-7 in Chewa 

    Wendland, Ernst (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    How can the digital mind of the computer come to the aid of Bible translators in the field as they carry out their work? To be more specific, is this technical resource and its associated electronic toolkit able to offer ...
  • Quo vadis New Testament studies? 

    Lategan, Bernard C. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2009)
    The present reflection on the state of New Testament scholarship takes place against the background of a strong resurgence of religion on a global scale. This does not imply that New Testament studies can continue as ...
  • Mapping human dignity in the New Testament : concerns, considerations and concepts 

    Punt, Jeremy (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    Enquiring about hermeneutical and methodological considerations appropriate to studies on the modern concept of ‘human dignity’ in the New Testament, some initial concerns are raised about the potential benefit of such ...
  • Countervailing missionary forces : empire and church in Acts 

    Punt, Jeremy (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    Scholarly consensus has long held that Acts was intended as some sort of Christian apology to the ruling authorities, serving to allay the fears of the imperial forces and their collaborators that the followers of Jesus ...
  • Human dignity and the construction of identity in the Old Testament 

    Jonker, Louis (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    The status of Israel changed dramatically as a result of the Babylonian exile and its aftermath during the Persian era. Whereas the self-understanding of the people was closely linked to the Davidic monarchy during the ...
  • Luke’s journey narrative : a literary gateway of the Missionary Church in Acts 

    Germiquet, Eddie (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    The article is written in the form of a broad overview of Luke’s two-volume work and focuses on the ‘Journey Narrative’ with the portrayal of Christians as ‘Followers of the Way’ as its dominant theme. Key markers which ...
  • Human dignity according to the Gospel of Luke 

    Du Plessis, Johann (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    Human dignity can be studied from two perspectives: a fundamental approach and also that of existential experience of human dignity and indignity. This study addresses both aspects. Taking into account that the first ...
  • Models for missional churches in Acts 

    Du Plessis, Johann (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2010)
    In the first part of the article the issue of identity is briefly defined and discussed. Several facets of the church's identity in Luke-Acts are identified as elements of a comparative grid. These are: the relationship ...

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