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    • Constructing the economic-historic context of 1 Peter: exploring a methodology 

      Janse van Rensburg, Johan Jacob (Fika) (AOSIS, 2011)
      This article explored a methodology to construct the economic–historic context of the addressees of 1 Peter, which could serve as basis for an economic interpretation of 1 Peter and other New Testament books. After discussing ...
    • Constructing the rights and duties of slave-owners as socio-historic context of the New Testament 

      Janse van Rensburg, Fika; Goede, Hendrik (Die Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging, 2009)
      This article aims to construct the rights and duties of slave-owners in antiquity as part of the socio-historical context of the New Testament. In order to achieve this aim, the primary sources referring to Greek, Roman ...
    • A contextualised reading of Matthew 6:22-23: 'Your eye is the lamp of your body' 

      Viljoen, Francois P (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
      For the modern reader the logion ‘The eye is the lamp of the body’ is puzzling. While most scholars concur that it has something to do with greed and envy, they often fail to explain this correlation between inner attitudes ...
    • Continuous formation of liturgy through social cognition 

      Kruger, Ferdi; De Klerk, Ban (AOSIS, 2016)
      This article researches two focal points, namely liturgical formation and the influence that social cognition has on liturgical formation. Within a South African context it is evident that Western liturgical traditions ...
    • Contours of pacificism: Ramsden Balmforth's advocacy of peace in the union of South Africa and beyond 

      Hale, F. (Sabinet, 2013)
      Among the many dimensions of Christian pacifism in South Africa which remain underexplored is the ministry of the Unitarian minister Ramsden Balmforth (1861-1941). For approximately four decades beginning shortly after his ...
    • The contribution of deontological Christian ethics to the contemporary human rights discourse 

      Vorster, Jakobus M (Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging, 2009)
      This article examines the possible role of a Christian deontological ethics in the contemporary human rights debate. It concludes that a Christian deontological ethics in the Reformed tradition can be positively engaged ...
    • Conveyance of preaching by vulnerable listeners - a case study of farm workers in the Vredefort Dome South Africa 

      De Klerk, Barend J. (AOSIS, 2015)
      Farm workers living in and around the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site are some of the most vulnerable people in South Africa. Research by means of a case study with four participants from this group examined the following ...
    • Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: a practical-theological response 

      Theron, Petria M. (OASIS, 2013)
      On the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International, 89.6% of Sub-Saharan African countries received scores below 50, where a score of zero signifies that the country is highly corrupt and a score of ...
    • Corruption: How should Christians respond? 

      Lotter, G.A.; Theron, P.M. (Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, 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 ...
    • Cosmologies of the ancient Mediterranean world 

      Fitzgerald, John T. (OASIS, 2013)
      Cosmology is concerned with the order of the universe and seeks to provide an account, not only of that order, but also of the mind or reason behind it. In antiquity, the cosmos was usually understood religiously, such ...
    • Cosmology in the book of Revelation 

      Jordaan, Gert J.C. (OASIS, 2013)
      The cosmology of the book of Revelation mainly involves God’s restored reign over the created universe (κόσμος). Throughout the book, the κόσμος is depicted according to its constituent parts, namely heaven, sea and ...
    • Cosmos, reality and God in the letters of John 

      Van der Watt, Jan (OASIS, 2013)
      The major question addressed in this article is how reality, especially cosmic reality, is perceived in 1 John; in other words: What are the elements of John’s cosmological vision as it becomes apparent in his letters? ...
    • The covenant as fundamental building block of marriage 

      Du Plessis, Amanda L. (Stellenbosch University, 2012)
      Marriage is an institution of God, a social institution, a multidimensional experience, as well as an intimate personal relationship between a man and a woman. In the Bible the marital relationship is used to describe the ...
    • Creating God’s own right-hand man – a cognitive linguistic approach to Psalm 110 

      De Bruyn, Joseph Jacobus (Institute for Afro-Hellenic Studies (University of Johannesburg), 2012)
      Applying cognitive linguistics to the text of Psalm 110 is shown to be indispensable for a more comprehensive understanding of this psalm. Studying the poet’s use of the cognitive concepts ‘right hand’ and ‘feet’ as well ...
    • Creation and the revelation of God's children: liberation of enslaved bodies 

      Breytenbach, Cilliers (OASIS, 2013)
      In the first part of the article the role of Romans 8:18–30, within Romans 5:1–8:39, is briefly discussed. In the second part a summary of the argument of Romans 7:7–17, as presupposition for the understanding of Romans ...
    • Creation theology in Psalm 139 

      Marè, Leonard Philippus (BookRags, Inc., 2010)
    • A critical assessment of John Milbank’s Christology 

      Vorster, Nicolaas (Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, 2012)
      John Milbank is well known for attempting to develop a participatory theology.This article specifically assesses his Christology. The first section provides a synthetic explication of his Christology by focussing on his ...
    • Cultural underlays to the conflict in Corinth revisited 

      Wessels, Johannes Mattheus (Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, 2008)
    • Daniel 3 as satirical comedy 

      Nel, Marius (University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Theology, 2012)
      The tale in Daniel 3 is told to people living in the second century BCE whose lives were threatened by the Syrian Antiochus IV Epiphanes when they disobeyed his command to forsake their religion as a desperate measure of ...
    • Daniel 5, Elohim and Marduk: the final battle 

      De Bruyn, Jacobus (The Old Testament Society of Southern Africa (OTSSA), 2013)
      Daniel 5 forms part of a larger narrative that originates in Dan 1. The larger, more dominant narrative can be described as a deity war or a clash of deities. Utilising spatial markers, the author of Dan 5 shows his readers ...