HTS : Theological Studies - Volume 59, Issue 3, 2003
Volume 59, Issue 3, 2003
The shaping of rationality : Toward interdisciplinarity in theology and science, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen : book reviewAuthor Johan BuitendagSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1031 –1032 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Van Huyssteen, J Wentzel 1999 - The shaping of rationality: Toward interdisciplinarity in theology and science Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 303 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof Johan Buitendag (University of Pretoria) In his acknowledgements accompanying this outstanding book, Van Huyssteen announces the end of what according to him is his decade-long research into human rationality as the interface between science and religion. A trajectory which, I think, did not start a mere ten years ago as Van Huyssteen claims, but could be traced back as far as his 1970 dissertation on the rationality of Pannenberg. ..
Author Alphonso GroenewaldSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1032 –1033 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Gunkel, H 2001 - Water for a thirsty land: Israelite literature and religion Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press (Fortress Classics in Biblical Studies) 182 Pages. Price: $16.00 Reviewer: Drs Alphonso Groenewald (University of Pretoria) This volume is one of the first in a new series, Fortress Classics in Biblical Studies, the objective of which is to make available to English audiences some of the important literature that has shaped biblical scholarship. This particular edition contains a collection of six articles written by the German scholar Hermann Gunkel from 1900 to 1928. These articles were previously translated into English and are ..
The meal scenes in Luke-Acts : An audience-orientated approach, J.P. Hell and S.H. Ringe (eds) : book reviewAuthor D.H. ReinstorfSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1033 –1034 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Hell, J P, & Ringe, S H (eds)1999 - The meal scenes in Luke-Acts: An audience-orientated approach Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 367 Pages. Price: Unknown. Reviewer: Dr D H Reinstorf (Cape Town) J P Hell explicates Luke's well-known meal scenes literary motif which features throughout his two-volume work. The value of the book lies in its comprehensiveness. An overview of all meal scenes, most of which are unique to Luke, is provided. As the book's subtitle indicates, Hell follows an "audience-oriented approach". This approach forms part of the broader category of narrative criticism. The focus is on the ..
Rhetorical argumentation in biblical texts, A. Eriksson, T. Olbricht and W. Übelbacker (eds) : book reviewAuthor Robert L. BrawleySource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1034 –1036 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Eriksson, A Olbricht, T and ?belbacker, W (eds) - Rhetorical argumentation in biblical texts Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International. 436 Pages. US $47.00 Reviewer: Prof Robert L Brawley (McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, USA) A Lund conference on biblical argumentation produced the following essays: Frans von Eemeren, "Argumentation Theory: An Overview of Approaches and Research Themes"; Vernon Robbins, "Argumentative Textures in Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation"; R Dean Anderson, "The Use and Abuse of Lausberg in Biblical Studies"; Lauri Thur?n, "Is There Biblical Argumentation?" Manfred Kraus, "Theories and Practice of the Enthymeme in the First Centuries BCE and CE"; Carol Poster, "The Economy ..
Source: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1036 –1037 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Moltmann, J 1999 - God for a secular society: The public relevance of theology Minneapolis, MN: Fortress. xi & 292 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr G M J van Wyk (Vanderbijlpark) In this publication, the world-renowned theologian J?rgen Moltmann, emeritus professor at the University of T?bingen in Germany, argues that Christian theology must be involved in the public affairs of society and therefore must always be a theologia publica, public theology. By virtue of the fact that Christian theology thus always is public theology, it is concerned with the most difficult political, economical and ecological questions of the day. ..
Research, identity and rationalism : Thinking about theological research in Africa, C.W. du Toit : book reviewAuthor Herman J. WaetjenSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1038 –1039 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Du Toit, C W 2002 - Research, identity and rationalism: Thinking about theological research in Africa Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa. 223 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof Herman J Waetjen (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA) What kind of research identity, if any, can be established in South Africa after the divisiveness of apartheid that separated black and white scholars, predetermined the orientation of their research and prevented intra- and interdisciplinary dialogue? Is an integrated South African research tradition possible? Eleven scholars, one from the University of Botswana and ten from ..
Author J.A. (Bobby) LoubserSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1039 –1041 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Via, Dan O. 2002 - What is New Testament theology? New Testament Series Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. 148 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof J A (Bobby) Loubser (University of Zululand) With this volume the author renders a service to NT scholarship. His book offers an update to G Hasel's review of NT theology, which was long overdue. Lecturers now have an updated work to prescribe to students. It is refreshing that he does not hesitate to advance his own cogent arguments engaging other scholars and the reader in a critical dialogue. His expressed purpose is to bring the incipient ..
The Jesus Movement : a social history of its first century, E.W. Stegemann and W. Stegemann : book reviewAuthor Flip SchutteSource: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1041 –1042 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Stegemann, E W & Stegemann, W 1999 - The Jesus Movement: A social history of its first century T & T Clark: Edinburgh. 532 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr Flip Schutte (Klerksdorp) This monumental work by two outstanding New Testament scholars is a comprehensive social history of the earliest churches. The brothers Ekkehard and Wolfgang Stegemann, both professors in New Testament, have with their study on the early phases of the Jesus movement, enriched our understanding of the social movement set under way by Jesus of Nazareth. This work originally written in German was translated by O C Dean. Integrating ..
Source: HTS : Theological Studies 59, pp 1042 –1044 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... Feyaerts, K & Boeve, L (Eds) - Metaphor and God-talk Bern: Peter Lang. 291Pages, Soft cover. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr G M J van Wyk (Vanderbijlpark) This collection of essays is published as the second volume of the Religions & Discourse Series. Originally, the papers were delivered at the 25th LAUD-symposium on "Metaphor and Religion", held at Schloss Krickenbeck, Germany, from 1 to 4 April, 1997. The concept of metaphor has been developed by the sustained attention of theologians, philosophers, linguists and literary theorists over more than two millennia. The last twenty years have witnessed a renewed interest in ..