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Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Volume 67, Issue 3, 2002
Volume 67, Issue 3, 2002
Author J.G. FerreiraSource: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 259 –269 (2002)More Less
The need for the maintenance of biodiversity has become a much-debatedenvironmental concern. However, calling for continued biodiversity exposesone to potential accusations of caring more for the natural environmentthan for people. This article briefly reviews the development of environmentaleducation and provides an overview of the concepts "biodiversity","sustainable development" and "sustainable consumption". Reasons formaintaining biodiversity while simultaneously allowing for sustainable developmentand sustainable consumption are considered, but the main purposeof the article is to raise questions about current environmentaleducation practice in South Africa and whether the concern of biodiversityis in actual fact addressed.
Author David T. WilliamsSource: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 271 –282 (2002)More Less
The question of the nature of life, and therefore of the soul and spirit, hastroubled people since time immemorial, especially if they are seen asessentially immaterial. It is suggested that the soul may be understood asthe process of life, the inter-relationship between the parts of the body, andthat the spirit is the driving force that motivates life. This is then related tothe role of God in life, and particularly as the originator of new life insalvation.
Source: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 283 –308 (2002)More Less
This article describes baptism as a cultural, ritual symbol. Baptism is seenas a symbol consisting of reason, value and meaning. The reason whybaptism functions as a symbol has a historical basis in the death andresurrection of Jesus. For the first Jesus followers the value of beingbaptized was that they became part of a new value system. This valuesystem gave meaning to the lives of the baptized and others who stood inrelationship with them. The initiation into this alternative lifestyle (throughbaptism) was made possible by an altered state of consciousness.
Source: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 309 –328 (2002)More Less
In this article the importance of the context in which contemporary peoplelive is discussed. Megatrends like internasionalism, the search for sense inlife, secularism, paradigm changes associated with postmodernism and theAfrican context are discussed. The South African context is also discussedregarding issues like transformation, the morality crisis, change in systemsof faith, pressure on families, violence and crime, withdrawal from publiclife, joblessness, poverty, a new culture of human rights and a need for awork ethic. The value of understanding the life context of people is discussedin order to guide them to serve Christ.
Source: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 329 –350 (2002)More Less
Education systems and their output appear to be out of step with thedemands of the economy in many countries, including South Africa.Massive education investment and expansion seem to have resulted,especially in developing countries, in schooled unemployment rather thaneconomic development, modernisation and full employment. A historicalcomparativeoverview reveals how economically successful countries suchas the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Germany, and (untilrecently) the new economic giants of South-East Asia and the Far East,succeeded in aligning education and training with the economy. Inconclusion the implications of their strategies for South Africa are explored.A combination of the British and Singaporean models is recommended forSouth Africa. A warning is, however, sounded throughout that economicsystems that do not adhere to the principles of human stewardship andresponsible management should not be supported by education andtraining in their present forms. Those involved in education and trainingshould rather call for reform of the systems that they are expected tosupport.
'n Stuk saamleef met die Griekwa-mens.
The Griqua Captaincy of Phillippolis, 1826-1861, Karel Schoeman : book reviewAuthor Hans Du PlessisSource: Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap 67, pp 353 –355 (2002)More Less
Oor die geskiedenis van die Griekwas is daar nog min werklik indringende historiese navorsing gepubliseer. Eintlik is daar bitter min goeie navorsing oor die geskiedenis van die sogenaamde Basters, wat die sentrum van die Kaapkolonie veral teen die einde van die agtiende eeu begin verlaat en dieper die binneland van Suider-Afrika indring. Die vroeë geskiedenis van die Koi en die blankes en die swart Suid-Afrikaanse inwoners is redelik wyd beskrywe. Hierdie nuwe historiese werk van Karel Schoeman is die eerste omvattende beskrywing van die Griekwas.