HTS : Theological Studies - Volume 61, Issue 4, 2005
Volume 61, Issue 4, 2005
Author J.M. VorsterSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1411 –1431 (2005)More Less
<b>Christian attitude and political protest</b> <br>In Christian ethics the issue of protest has always been a widely discussed theme. Notwithstanding, the development of constitutional democracies all over the world, the topic has become even more prominent especially as it relates to the following issues: the position of minority groups in majority governments and the freedom of individuals to maintain a certain value system in various spheres of authority. This article discusses the nature of a Christian perspective on political protest and the role such Christian attitude can play. In this regard special reference is made to the strategies of armed resistance, civil disobedience and external pressure. The implementation of the classic idea of "uis ad bellum" is questioned on grounds of the current existence of weapons of mass destruction. Norms are formulated for the responsible use of civil disobedience and external pressure to promote freedom of choice and expression in a peaceful and constructive way.
Author D.H. ReinstorfSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1433 –1434 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... HTS 61(4) 2005 1433 Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Dibelius, M - The book of Acts: Form, style and theology Publisher: Fortress Press, Minneapolis. 228 Pages. Price Unknown Reviewer: Dr D H Reinstorf (Cape Town) This book provides insight into Martin Dibelius' vast knowledge of the book of Acts. It consists of a collection of essays, translated from the original German into English, bringing together some of Dibelius' most important works. Martin Dibelius (1983- 1947), Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, has been widely recognized as one of the most influential scholars of the twentieth century. His ..
Author D.G. Van der MerweSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1434 –1435 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... 1434 HTS 61(4) 2005 Becker, J 2004 - Johanneisches Christentum Publisher: T?bingen: Mohr Siebeck. 260 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof D G van der Merwe (University of South Africa) As a result of his long involvement in studying the Fourth Gospel, J?rgen Becker presents an overall view of the history and inner organization of the Johannine community. Becker is an emeritus New Testament scholar in Kiel Germany. His preface refers to the fact that after more than 30 years of studying Johannine themes, he has again reached the point where he has modified his approach to and view of the ..
Author Glenna S. JacksonSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews 1436 HTS 61(4) 2005 Spencer, F S 2003 - What did Jesus do? Gospel profiles of Jesus' personal conduct Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International. 279 pages. Price: $21.95 (paperback). Reviewer: Prof Glenna S Jackson (Otterbein College) W W J D Spencer transposes the popular phrase, What would Jesus do? to What did Jesus do? He begins his examination with Jesus' reaction to the fig tree in the story that frames the so-called temple-tantrum episode and argues that even the most literalistic of interpreters would not take that story prescriptively. How then, asks Spencer, can we properly ..
Sweeping whirlwinds : A study of religious change : Reformed religion and civil religion in the city of Pretoria (-Tshwane) (1855-2000), J.S. Kruger : book reviewAuthor Johann BeukesSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1437 –1443 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews HTS 61(4) 2005 1437 Kr?ger, J S 2003 - Sweeping whirlwinds: A study of religious change: Reformed religion and civil religion in the city of Pretoria (-Tshwane) (1855- 2000). Pretoria: UNISA Press. Prys: R379-00. Resensent: Dr Johann Beukes (Johannesburg) In 2003 verskyn by UNISA Uitgewers J S (Kobus) Kr?ger se Sweeping whirlwinds: A Study of religious change: Reformed religion and civil religion in the city of Pretoria (- Tshwane) (1855-2000). Hierdie boek van bykans 700 bladsye bring 'n Religionswissenschaftliche projek waarmee Kr?ger minstens sedert die vroe? 1990's besig was (aanvanklik ten opsigte van die vroe?re ..
The gift of grace : The future of Lutheran theology, H.N. Gregerson, B. Holm, T. Peters & P. Widmann : book reviewAuthor I.W.C. Van WykSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1444 –1445 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews 1444 HTS 61(4) 2005 Gregerson, H N, Holm, B, Peters, T & Widmann, P - The gift of grace: The future of Lutheran theology Publisher: Fortress Press. 368 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof I W C van Wyk (African Institute for Missiology) The origins of this anthology on Lutheran theology go back to a global convocation on "The future of Lutheran theology: Charisms and contexts" held at Aarhus University, Denmark in January 2003. Scandinavian and American theologians dominated the conference. This anthology bears witness to the tendency of devaluating German theology. Whether this is a true ..
Jesus, Mark and Q : The teaching of Jesus and its earliest records, M. Labahn, & A. Schmidt, (eds) : book reviewAuthor M.M. JacobsSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1445 –1447 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... HTS 61(4) 2005 1445 Labahn, M & Schmidt, A (eds) 2001 - Jesus, Mark and Q: The teaching of Jesus and its earliest records Publisher: Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 296 Pages. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr M M Jacobs (University of South Africa) Jesus, Mark and Q consists of papers that were read at the first two New Testament Seminars of the European Association for Biblical Studies in 1998 and 1999. Part One (introduced by Schmidt) deals with the relation between Mark and Q, and Part Two (with an introduction by Labahn) with the historical Jesus in new research. While some ..
Author G. BothmaSource: HTS : Theological Studies 61, pp 1448 –1449 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews 1448 HTS 61(4) 2005 Vos, C J A 2005 - Theopoetry of the Psalms Pretoria: Protea Book House. 423 bladsye. Prys onbekend. Resensent: Dr G Bothma (Polokwane, NG Kerk Bendorpark) Cas Vos het reeds met werke soos Die volheid daarvan I en II, asook Hoe lieflik is u woning (laasgenoemde saam met Hennie Pieterse) nie net bewys dat hy 'n leidinggewende akademikus in die liturgiek en die homiletiek is nie, maar ook be?ndruk met sy metateoretiese en interdissiplin?re vaardigheid. Hy het homself ook alreeds onderskei as digter (met bundels soos Vuurtong en Gode van papier). Sy ..