• Aspects of the rhetoric of South African new testament scholarship anno 1992 

      Botha, Jan (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1993)
      Towards the end of the era of fixation on text immanent approaches, (such as structuralism, reading the New Testament as literature, etcetera) which characterized South African New Testament scholarship during the 70’s and ...
    • The bible in South African public discourse -with special reference to the right to protest 

      Botha, Jan (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      The Bible is one of the most significant bases for values-persuasion and the shaping of the ethos of the South African population.  This significant influence of the Bible is potentially a serious stumbling block for social ...
    • Biblical values and multi-religious education in primary school : problems and proposals 

      Roux, Cornelia (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      This paper focuses on an apparently inherent contradiction between the concepts ‘biblical values’, ‘Christian values’ and ‘multi-religious education’ in their application to a primary school situation.  Some problems related ...
    • The challenge of contextuality 

      Lategan, Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1991)
      Why the wide-spread interest in contextuality, also and especially in dealing with biblical material? Is this the latest fad every self-respecting exegete is supposed to master in order to impress his or her peers? Is it ...
    • A curriculum proposal for the school subject, religious studies 

      Roux, Cornelia (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1995)
      Religious Education in schools in South Africa is on the threshold of new development. The mono-religious approach and curricula of Religious Education in state schools may change to multi-religious approach in order to ...
    • Death penalty : a human rights issue for South Africa 

      Jones, Chris (IntechOpen, 2021)
      In South Africa, the death penalty has been repealed just after the arrival of democracy in 1994. At present, due to numerous daily murders, especially farm murders, this issue is being debated once again seriously – by ...
    • Dialogue in and with the bible 

      Combrink, H. J. Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      According to Bakhtin dialogue is the essential symbolic medium through which all social relations are necessarily constituted.  This must be seen against the background of a literary approach which is not comprehensive ...
    • Ecology and Christian theology : an introduction with a comprehensive, indexed bibliography 

      Conradie, E. M. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1993)
      To discuss ‘green’ issues in Christian theology can no longer be regarded as something rather novel to do. The vast amount of literature included in this bibliography gives a sobering indication of exactly how much energy ...
    • The Gospel of Mark as episodical narrative : reflections on the composition of the second Gospel 

      Breytenbach, Cilliers (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1989)
      The gospel of Mark as ‘episodical narrative’? The second gospel has remained controversial since Johann Gottfried Herder had classified it as a narrative. Although most interpreters have come to realize that the gospel ...
    • Hermeneutics and rhetorics : from truth and method to truth and power 

      Wuellner, Wilhelm (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1989)
      The claim that ‘rhetorical criticism of literature take the exegetes of biblical literature beyond the study of the meaning of texts to something more inclusive than semantics and hermeneutics’, or that ‘rhetorical criticism ...
    • How should a public way of doing theology be approached? 

      Conradie, E. M. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1993)
      In an attempt to discern some guidelines for the South African debate on a public way of doing theology, it may be helpful to draw on recent debates on the issue of public theology in the USA. I will argue that the call ...
    • Imagination and transformation : ricoeur and the role of imagination 

      Lategan, Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      The article examines the facilitating role of imagination in the process of transformation.  Firstly, the suspicion that imagination is merely a license for subjectivity is addressed, before the phenomenological roots of ...
    • Metaphor, history and reality in the New Testament 

      Dormeyer, D. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1992)
      This article deals with the crisis of tradition. The question is whether the concept ‘Gospel’ plays the same role in our time as in our time as in the past, and also whether it means the same thing in Paul as in the narrative ...
    • Murder in the toilet (Judges 3:12-30): translation and transformation 

      Deist, Ferdinand (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      The story of Ehud’s dealings with King Eglon of Moab is not the kind of story ordinary Bible readers would expect to find in the Bible.  To refresh our memories here, in short, is that story.
    • The perspective of Paul in Galatians 

      Hong, In-Gyu (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1991)
      An analysis of the structure of Galatians reveals pivotal statements in the argument within the letter, 1:4; 3:13-14,25; 4:4-5; 5:1a, 13a; 6:14.These passages centre around the redemptive work of Christ, more precisely his ...
    • The powers and limits of pluralism in theology 

      Conradie, E. M. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1992)
      ccording to David Tracy, plurality and ambiguity are two important characteristics of the contemporary global (and South African) cultural, political, religious and theological situations. This article identifies five ...
    • Prayer : an integral part of the Old Testament 

      O’Kennedy, D. F. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      There are a few misconceptions concerning the understanding of prayer in the Old Testament, namely 1) prayer literature does not form an integral part of the Old Testament; 2) Old Testament prayer is confined to Psalmic ...
    • Preaching : an initial theoretical exploration 

      Pieterse, Hennie; Wepener, Cas (AOSIS, 2021)
      In this article, the event of preaching was explored by making use of both older and newer sources. Whilst taking cognisance of continuous contextual changes and developments within the discipline of homiletics, core ...
    • A profile of socio-political attitudes and values prevalent under religiously active mainstream Afrikaner elites 

      Kinghorn, Johann; Kotze, Hennie J. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1993)
      There is little doubt that South Africa is one of the world’s social test tubes. In many ways it is a microcosm of macro-global issues. This applies equally to an area which is not being studies as much as it should be: ...
    • Prophetic discourse : dialogue, disaster or opportunity? 

      Deist, Ferdinand (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
      Christian tradition has always idealized the ‘writing prophets’.  That view has, however, been undermined over the past two decades.  We know very little about the origins of these books and even less about the origins of ...