HTS : Theological Studies - Volume 62, Issue 3, 2006
Volume 62, Issue 3, 2006
The Church struggle in South Africa : 25th Anniversary edition, J.W. de Gruchy & S. de Gruchy : book reviewSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1152 –1153 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews De Gruchy J W & De Gruchy S 2005 - The Church struggle in South Africa: 25th Anniversary edition Publishers: Fortress. xxx + 286 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof G A Duncan (University of Pretoria) Earlier editions of this book have already made it an established classic in its field. During the 1980s, it became the only reliable textbook of its kind and was to be found on the shelves of many ministers, particularly in the English-speaking churches. It was avidly read, studied and engaged with in theological institutions such as the Federal Theological Seminary of ..
Source: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1153 –1154 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Gruen, E S 2002 - Heritage and Hellenism: The reinvention of Jewish tradition Publisher: University of California Press. 335 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr M Cromhout (Johannesburg) Erich S Gruen offers a detailed an instructive overview of "Jewish"-Hellenistic literature which, in his own words "endeavours to highlight Jewish creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness" (p xvi). This he achieves admirably while entering into extensive debate with secondary sources, as is evidenced by the footnotes. For Gruen, matters of date and provenance - although investigated - are of less importance. What is important is how these writings functioned for internal "Jewish" consumption and ..
Author Chris Le RouxSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1155 –1156 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Harding, M 2003 - Early Christian life and thought in context: A reader Publishers: T & T Clark. 370 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Rev Chris le Roux (Stellenbosch) According to the author this book should be seen as a book that deals pre-eminently with the early Christians and their cultural environment, especially within early Judaism, or, rather, the Judaism of the Second Temple period. The aim of the book is to explain that environment with specific reference to the political realities that confronted the early Christians. It will definitely promote a fuller understanding of the political ..
One Scripture or many? Canon from biblical, theological and philosophical perspectives, C. Helmer & C. Landmesser (eds) : book reviewSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1156 –1157 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Helmer, C & Landmesser, C (eds) 2004 - One Scripture or many? Canon from biblical, theological and philosophical perspectives Publishers: Oxford University Press. 249 pp. Price: ?53.00 Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria) Biblical theology deals with theological and philosophical questions raised by the text of the Bible. One such question is the issue of the unity of the Biblical canon. The point of view held in this publication is that not only the texts have a "unity-shaping function" (p 3), but the interpretative community that created the canon and the successive generations who use the Bible also ..
Author Sanrie De BeerSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Kelly, J F 2004 - The origins of Christmas Publishers: Liturgical Press. 145 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr Sanrie de Beer (Pretoria) Christmas is such a part of our lives that a time when it was not celebrated, is hardly imaginable. Easter and Christmas are the two most important feasts celebrated in Christianity. Joseph F Kelly aims to give a brief, readable account of how the Christmas celebration began. In the preface Kelly states his aim as wanting to write the "rest of the history of Christmas and hope this book will get the project off ..
Love, courtship and marriage : Biblical solutions to problems confronting African youths in the 21st century, T.D. Mashau : book reviewAuthor Matsobane J. ManalaSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1159 –1160 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Mashau, T D 2005 - Love, courtship and marriage: Biblical solutions to problems confronting African youths in the 21st century Publishers: Potchefstroom Theological Publications. 85 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Rev Matsobane J Manala (University of South Africa) In chapter one the author outlines the aim, objectives of the book as well as the importance of the subject "love, courtship and marriage". The aim of the book is rather an important one, namely to provide biblical solutions to marital, sexual and related problems facing African youths in the 21st century. The author states his objective as providing ..
De theodiceevraag : onderzoek op een passend moment : De theodicee-vraag in heden en verleden : book reviewAuthor Evert-Jan VledderSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1160 –1161 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... De theodiceevraag: onderzoek op een passend moment: De theodicee-vraag in heden en verleden Publisher: Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 58/3 juli 2004. Price: ? 14, 70 Reviewer: Dr Evert-Jan Vledder (Steenbergen, The Netherlands) Op een passend moment kwam het Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift met een themanummer: "De theodicee-vraag in heden en verleden". De aanslagen van 11 september 2001 in New York, 11 maart 2004 in Madrid en 7 juni 2005 in Londen maken het theodicee-trilemma (hoe verhoudt Gods goedheid en zijn almacht zich tot het bestaan van het kwaad) opnieuw zeer actueel. Marcel Sarot stelt dat, hoewel de term "theodicee" redelijk modern is, ..
Author D.G. Van der MerweSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1161 –1162 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Painter, J 2002 - 1, 2, and 3 John (Sacra Pagina Series, Vol 18) Publishers: The Liturgical Press. xix + 411 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof D G van der Merwe (University of South Africa) The commentary on the three Johannine epistles by John Painter, well known among Johannine scholars, is part of the series Sacra Pagina that aims "to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning" (p xi). This series is edited by Daniel J Harrington. The aim of this commentary is stated as being one of multiplicity: "(1) to be more accessible without ..
Bijbelcommentaar : Genesis / Exodus. Studiebijbel Oude Testament, M. J. Paul, G. Van den Brink, & J.C. Bette : book reviewSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1163 –1164 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Paul, M J, Van den Brink, G & Bette, J C 2004 - Bijbelcommentaar: Genesis / Exodus. Studiebijbel Oude Testament Publishers: Centrum voor Bijbelonderzoek. Pages: 1026. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria) This is the first of the series Studiebijbel op het Oude Testament (Study Bible on the Old Testament), the companion to the Studiebijbel op het Nieuwe Testament. The conceptualization of the series is unique. On the pages on the left the Hebrew text is printed as it is found in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Above each separate Hebrew word the ..
Source: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1164 –1166 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Richardson, P 2004 - Building Jewish in the Roman East Publishers: Baylor University Press. 413 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr M Cromhout (Johannesburg) What can architecture reveal about "Judaism" in the ancient world? Richardson's focus is on the various architectural forms covering the Late-Hellenistic and Early Roman periods, while early Christian architecture too receives some, though limited, attention. What is of interest to Richardson is the close interrelationship in the ancient world between religion and architecture. It was only natural that archaeology and ancient texts would form an important part of his investigation and Richardson's use of one source to ..
From every people and nation : The book of Revelation in intercultural perspective, D. Roads (ed) : book reviewAuthor Rukundwa Sebitereko LazareSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1167 –1169 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Roads, D (ed) 2005 - From every people and nation: The book of Revelation in intercultural perspective Publishers: Fortress. Pages: 277. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Dr Rukundwa Sebitereko Lazare (Burundi, DRC) Reading the book of Revelation in its multifaceted context, represents a text of hope and resistance of all creation in the midst of imperialism, militarism, gender inequality and ecological destruction. The authors of the edited essays entitled From every people and nation: The book of Revelation in intercultural perspective, have highlighted the meaning of Revelation in cultural diversity. Subdivided into ten chapters, contributors represent experiences from ..
Author Etienne FourieSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1169 –1170 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Skrade, K (ed) 2005 - The Lutheran Handbook: Here we stand Publishers: Augsburg Fortress. 264 pp. US $14.99 Reviewer: Rev Etienne Fourie (Kempton Park) This pocket-sized book (it measures 13cm x 17.5 cm) comes packed with delightful reading material. It sets out to be a "How to" manual in the tradition of other such manuals that, according to the Preface, "turn complicated, inaccessible ideas into simple, easy to understand concepts, and, if necessary, into action steps that are easy to follow" . In the Lutheran Handbook, one will discover "a combination of reliable, historical and theological information alongside some fun ..
Author G.J. VolschenkSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1170 –1171 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Tanner, Kathryn 2005 - Economy of grace Publishers: Augsburg Fortress. 158 pp. Price: US $16.00 Reviewer: Dr G J Volschenk (Pongola) This book consists of three parts. Chapter one is an attempt to explain the relationship between theology and economy, the main question being: What has Christianity to do with economics? Tanner mentions three ways by which this relationship can be described. The first strategy is by highlighting the fundamental Christian values, for example love your neighbor (p 3). The second strategy would be to focus on the complex ways in which Christian beliefs and commitments function in people's lives ..
Religion, politics and the Christian right : Post-9/11 and American empire, M.L. Taylor : book reviewSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1172 –1173 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Taylor, M L 2005 - Religion, politics and the Christian right: Post-9/11 and American empire Publishers: Fortress Press. 194 pp. Price: US $16-00 Reviewer: Prof G A Duncan (University of Pretoria) For some years, right wing Christianity has been growing in influence in political circles. 9/11 provided an opportunity for the development of a new form of imperialism that contradicts and endangers the traditional American understanding of democracy. This work is an attempt to reconfigure an authentic democratic spirit that can influence and be nurtured in public life in opposition to the view that God and ..
Author A.J. GroenewaldSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1173 –1174 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Van Henten, J W & Houtepen, A (ed) 2001 - Religious identity and the invention of tradition (Papers read at a Noster Conference in Soesterberg, January 4-6, 1999.) Publishers: Royal Van Gorcum. 367 pp. Price: Unknown. Reviewer: Dr A J Groenewald (Midrand) The book is a collection of essays presented at the first international conference organized by the Netherlands School of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER). The first part takes the form of an introduction by the editors in which the objectives and theme of the conference are explained and each contributor's contribution to the general objective and ..
Leadership and lifestyle : The portrait of Paul in the Miletus speech in 1 Thessalonians, S. Walton : book reviewAuthor R.J. JonesSource: HTS : Theological Studies 62, pp 1174 –1175 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Walton, S 2000 - Leadership and lifestyle: The portrait of Paul in the Miletus speech in 1 Thessalonians (Society for New Testament studies. Monograph series 108.) Publishers: Cambridge University Press, 256 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Rev R J Jones (Oudtshoorn) Walton poses the question whether the Paul, referred to in Acts, is the same man as the one credited with the authorship of the authentic Pauline epistles. He puts this question and answers it against the background of "Paul's" speech in Acts 20:18b-35. Walton also refers to 1 Thessalonians to determine whether this speech is indeed Pauline. He does so ..