HTS : Theological Studies - Volume 64, Issue 2, 2008
Volume 64, Issue 2, 2008
Deliver us from evil : interpreting the redemption from the power of Satan in New Testament theology, R.H. Bell : book reviewAuthor P.H.R. Van HouwelingenSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1092 –1093 (2008)More Less
The New Testament idea of deliverance from evil or from the power of Satan has posed particular problems for interpreters since the time of the Enlightenment. Often the Gospel exorcisms were rationalized or a demythologizing agenda was pursued, divorcing the Biblical concept of redemption from the world in which we live.
The promise of baptism : an introduction to baptism in Scripture and the Reformed tradition, J.V. Brownson : book reviewAuthor N.J.S. SteenekampSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1093 –1094 (2008)More Less
In this well researched book, Prof Brownson clearly outlines the meaning of baptism from a Reformed perspective. He uses the questions and opinions about baptism from the church and the community at large to form the framework within which he discusses this sacrament.
Author Andre UngererSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1094 –1095 (2008)More Less
The title of the book already indicates that Brueggemann - as always - begins with the text of the Scripture. Throughout the book both the danger and the power of Scripture are emphasized and a mode of looking that is confrontational, especially between text and the world we live in, is encountered. Brueggemann, as an Old Testament scholar, uses a rich variety of texts, also from the New Testament, to confront the world we live in.
Author Ernest Van EckSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1095 –1096 (2008)More Less
Jesus now and then must be read in terms of what it is : a reworking of nine lectures on the effect Jesus had on people then (the New Testament and the early church) and now, presented to King's College students coming from different religious backgrounds and who were not necessarily studying theology. Because of this particular setting and the original aim, expect a book that presents the issues at an introductory level.
Jesus and identity : reconstructing Judean ethnicity in Q (Matrix : The Bible in Mediterranean context, 2), M. Cromhout : book reviewAuthor Joseph VerheydenSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1096 –1098 (2008)More Less
This book, the revised version of a doctoral dissertation supervised by A van Aarde and submitted to the University of Pretoria in 2006, proposes to study the complex and crucial issue of understanding how early Christianity (or "Messianism" as the author prefers to call it) saw itself within its original "Jewish" (Cromhout : "Judean") context, how this perception functioned, and how it eventually may have influenced its emancipation from its roots to adopt (an)other identity / -ies. For this is above all a book about identity, how it is created, and how religion and ethnicity have interplayed in the particular situation of earliest Judaeo-Christianity.
In het teken van tegenspraak : Steekhoudende gedachten van Søren Kierkegaard, U. Doedens : boek besprekingAuthor Johann BeukesSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1099 –1101 (2008)More Less
Udo Doedens (1968-) is 'n predikant van die Protestantse Kerk in Nederland in Suid-Beierland en 'n gevestigde Kierkegaard-navorser. Hy het in 1999 in die filosofie gepromoveer aan die Universiteit van Leiden met 'n proefskrif getitel Het eenvoudige leven volgens Søren Kierkegaard. Sy behendigheid in terme van die hantering van sleutelgedagtes in die oeuvre van Kierkegaard kom hom baie goed te pas in hierdie pragtige publikasie, netjies en bekostigbaar uitgegee deur Meinema.
Author D. Van der MerweSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1102 –1103 (2008)More Less
John Gerhard, a Roman Catholic priest, is a former professor of theology and Biblical studies at St John's University in New York City and has dedicated more than 30 years of full-time research to the analysis of the literary structure of the Fourth Gospel. His analysis was primarily directed at discovering and identifying parallelisms in this Gospel and this book is the result thereof.
The living dead and the living God : Christ and the ancestors in a changing Africa, K. Nürnberger : book reviewAuthor J. BeyersSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1103 –1105 (2008)More Less
This publication is the result of a lifetime of work by the author in a predominantly African church. His keen interest in the relation between African spirituality and the Christian faith becomes evident in this work. The author attempts to address the interaction between traditionalism and modernity from an African perspective, as well as the interaction between traditionalism and post modernity.
Author F.J. BoshoffSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1105 –1106 (2008)More Less
This booklet is intended as a study guide to assist the reader to fully understand the Biblical message from beginning to end. The study guide originally appeared in 1953 and was reprinted in 1957 and 1971.
Bernhard W Anderson, emeritus professor of Old Testament Theology at the Princeton Theological Seminary distinguishes between two types of Bible study. On the one hand there is what he terms the academic approach, in which the Bible is viewed from the outside as if by an observer.
Author G.J. MalanSource: HTS : Theological Studies 64, pp 1106 –1108 (2008)More Less
Gerrie Snyman is verbonde aan die Departement van Ou Testament en Ou-Nabye Oosterse Studies, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika. Sy vertrekpunt met hierdie boek is dat die gebruik van die Bybel vir die teologiese regverdiging van apartheid deur kerke uit die reformatoriese tradisie die huidige lees van die Bybel vir lidmate problematies gemaak het. Die Bybel kan nie meer vandag op dieselfde manier gelees word nie. Volgens hom het die ou manier van Bybellees meegebring dat sekere Bybellesers merke op ander mense gelaat het. Om hierdie rede moet die Bybel anders gelees word.