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  • Going home? Exiles, inciles and refugees in the book of Jeremiah 

    Claassens, L. Juliana M. (AOSIS, 2019-01-17)
    Set against the backdrop of the Babylonian Invasion and Exile, the Book of Jeremiah represents a variety of different perspectives on how to survive imperial domination. This article explores three competing visions that ...
  • A home for all : the story of the inversion of hospitality in Genesis 19 

    Kassa, Friday S. (AOSIS, 2019-11-04)
    This article is a theological-ethical reading of the narrative of Lot’s hospitality in Genesis 19, using the hermeneutical lens of a Christian faith tradition. It considers hospitality as a living existential struggle that ...
  • A gamut of etiological and retributive justice in the Decalogue 

    Takore, Zachariah Bulus (Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, 2019)
    Human sinfulness and divine retribution is evident in the Old Testament from patriarchal narratives to the prophets. Giving an objective verdict serves as a corrective measure upon which a wrong doer maintains dignity and ...
  • The water of life : three explorations into water imagery in Revelation and the Fourth Gospel 

    Wilson, Mark (Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, 2019)
    This article is comprised of three separate yet related explorations regarding the image of water in Revelation and the Fourth Gospel. It first explores the attempt to tabulate examples of water terminology in the New ...
  • Prayer : an integral part of the Old Testament 

    O'Kennedy, Daniel Francois, 1964- (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The reception of Matthew in Africa 

    Combrink, H. J. Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
    The typical critical issues concerning the interpretation of Matthew do not occur that often in the reception of Matthew in Africa.  The issues addressed are especially contextual matters such as liberation and the relevance ...
  • Translating or transforming : receiving Matthew in Africa 

    Combrink, H. J. Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
    The Bible has to be rewritten in order to remain relevant also in Africa.  This has implications for the translation and the transformation of its message.  Translations can be categorized form literal to unduly free.  The ...
  • 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.
  • Styles of theological dialogue 

    Lategan, Bernard C. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1996)
    The meeting of context, also in theological discourse, inevitably results in the development of some form of dialogue.  Theological discourse is characterized by a series of variables, related to different aspects of such ...
  • Imagination and transformation : Ricoeur and the role of imagination 

    Lategan, Bernard C. (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tertiary academia of religion in South Africa : some statistical perspectives 

    Muller, H. P. (Hans Peter), 1962- (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1995)
    The purpose of this article is to present a quantified overview of the academic teaching of religion in South African universities. It is shown that religion, in particular the subject known as Biblical Studies, is highly ...
  • A suggestion about the genre or text-type of Mark 

    Shim, Ezra Sang-Beop (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1994)
    The aim of this essay is to reformulate the identity of the genre of the Gospel of Mark as n proper interpretive model in the light of recent developments in literary theory and hermeneutics. In order to do so, a brief ...
  • Text in a multidimensional exegetical approach 

    Jonker, Louis C. (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1993)
    The quest towards a multidimensional exegetical approach arises from the present state of the exegetical discipline. Presently, this discipline is characterized by an overwhelming variety of methodology, but also by ...
  • 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 ...
  • Metaphor, history and reality in the New Testament 

    Dormeyer, Detlev (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 ...
  • Reference and rhetoric in the Gospel of Matthew 

    Combrink, H. J. Bernard (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 1992)
    This article reacts to the view that whereas the Markan narrative functions predominantly on the rhetorical axis of communication, Matthew operates basically on the mimetic axis. Although there are obvious differences ...
  • 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 ...

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