Extracted from text ... Halbertal, M 1997 - People of the book: Canon, meaning and authority
Publisher: Harvard University Press. Pages: 179. Price: ?14.95
Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria)
This publication deals with the meaning of the notion "canon" for Jewish hermeneutics. The shared commitment to certain texts played a role in shaping many aspects of Jewish life. In this publication the author investigates the implication of the centrality of the traditional text for the shape of Judaism.
Halbertal indicates a shift of meaning in the notion of canon over the years. In the Bible itself the study of the Torah ..
Extracted from text ... Isserlin, B S J 2001 - The Israelites
Publisher: Fortress Press. 304 Pages. Price: Unknown
Reviewer: Dr G C Lindeque (Rooihuiskraal, Pretoria)
As stated in the preface, this book attempts to present a picture of ancient Israel in the round. In part one the focus is on the geography of the country in which the Israelites lived. In this section of the book a number of maps, as well as some black and white photos of the landscape, archaeological sites and architecture, provide
HTS 62(1) 2006 337 Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews
visual information. The different theories on the origins of ..
Extracted from text ... Noel, J A & Johnson, M V (eds) 2005 - The passion of the Lord: African American reflections
Publisher: Fortress. 190 Pages. Price: Unknown
Reviewed by: Prof Maake J Masango (University of Pretoria)
For those familiar with the history of slavery and how oppressor and the oppressed alike were affected by it, this book would deepen their understanding of suffering. As life among slaves and their masters was unfolding, the lifestyle of religious people became controversial. The "why" question is a central theme to this book. The book marks a new attempt to rethink African-American theology in light of the ..
Extracted from text ... 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 teopo?sie van die psalms is in ooreenstemming hiermee ..