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    In the kingdom everybody has enough – A social-scientific and realistic reading of the parable of the lost sheep.Ernest Van Eck - 2011 - HTS Theological Studies 67 (3).
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    Die huwelik in die eerste-eeuse Mediterreense wêreld : Huwelik, egbreuk, egskeiding en hertrou.Ernest Van Eck - 2007 - HTS Theological Studies 63 (1).
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    Inklusiwiteit as evangelie.Ernest Van Eck - 2009 - HTS Theological Studies 65 (1).
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    Πάτερ, ημων ο εν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς (Mt 6:9a): Reading the Lord’s Prayer with insight from Ewe cosmology.Daniel Sakitey & Ernest van Eck - 2022 - HTS Theological Studies 78 (3):6.
    This article seeks to interpret the phrase Πάτερ, ημων ο εν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς in the invocation of the Lord’s Prayer in the light of Ewe-Ghanaian cosmology. The article employs a combination of the historical-critical and indigenous mother tongue biblical hermeneutical approaches to explore the implication of the invocation for Ewe-Ghanaian Christian spirituality today. The article firstly discusses the various theological and hermeneutical positions of the invocation in dialogue with Ewe-Ghanaian concept of God and the plurality of his dwelling place. The (...)
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    When neighbours are not neighbours: A social-scientific reading of the parable of the friend at midnight.Ernest Van Eck - 2011 - HTS Theological Studies 67 (1).
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    ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου: Interpreting the Lord’s Prayer in the light of Ewe-Ghanaian eschatological vision.Ernest Van Eck & Daniel Sakitey - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (3).
    This article examines the phrase ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου in Matthew and Luke’s versions of the Lord’s Prayer in the light of Ewe-Ghanaian eschatological vision. Theoretically, it uses a combination of the historical–critical and indigenous Mother Tongue Biblical Hermeneutical approaches to explore the implication of βασιλεία for the Ewe-Ghanaian Christian. The article discusses the diversity in the interpretations of the text from the early church to the modern and postmodern periods in Christian history and argues that this diversity has occurred (...)
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    A realistic reading of the parable of the Lost Coin in Q: Gaining or losing even more?Ernest Van Eck - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (3).
    This article aims to present a realistic reading of the parable of the Lost Coin in Q. A realistic reading of the parable focuses on the social realia invoked by the parables, that is, the social realities and practices embedded by any given parable. As will be indicated, available documented papyri can be used to identify the possible social realia invoked by the parables, and this can help the modern reader to identify what is ‘normal’ or ‘abnormal’ in a parable (...)
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    Mission, identity and ethics in Mark: Jesus, the patron for outsiders.Ernest Van Eck - 2013 - HTS Theological Studies 69 (1).
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    The harvest and the kingdom: An interpretation of the Sower as a parable of Jesus the Galilean.Ernest Van Eck - 2014 - HTS Theological Studies 70 (1).
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    The tenants in the vineyard : A realistic and social-scientific reading.Ernest Van Eck - 2007 - HTS Theological Studies 63 (3).
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    Ethnic reasoning in social identity of Hebrews: A social-scientific study.Seth Kissi & Ernest Van Eck - 2017 - HTS Theological Studies 73 (3):1-9.
    Ethnicity reasoning offers one way of looking at social identity in the letter to the Hebrews. The context of socio-economic abuse and hardships of the audience creates a situation in which ethnicity in social identity becomes an important issue for the author of Hebrews to address. This article is a social-scientific study which explores how the author establishes the ethnic identity of the audience as people of God. While this ethnic identity indicates the more privileged position the readers occupy in (...)
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    Interpreting the parables of the Galilean Jesus: A social-scientific approach.Ernest Van Eck - 2009 - HTS Theological Studies 65 (1).
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    When patrons are not patrons: A social-scientific reading of the rich man and Lazarus.Ernest Van Eck - 2009 - HTS Theological Studies 65 (1).
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    The parable of the Feast : Breaking down boundaries and discerning a theological–spatial justice agenda.Ernest Van Eck, Wayne Renkin & Ezekiel Ntakirutimana - 2016 - HTS Theological Studies 72 (1).
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    An unexpected patron: A social-scientific and realistic reading of the parable of the Vineyard Labourers.Ernest Van Eck & John S. Kloppenborg - 2015 - HTS Theological Studies 71 (1).
    Many readings of the Parable of the Labourers in the vineyard want to treat the owner as representing God. Knowledge of actual agricultural practices relating to the management of vineyards suggest, on the contrary, that the details of the parable obstruct an easy identification of the owner with God, and that he displays unusual behaviour not only by paying all the labourers the same wage, but by his very intervention in the hiring process. The conclusion reached is that the parable (...)
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    Die gelykenisse van Jesus: Allegorieë of simbole van sosiale transformasie?Ernest van Eck - 2015 - HTS Theological Studies 71 (3):10.
    The parables of Jesus: Allegories or symbols of social transformation? This article reflects on a possible methodology that can be used to interpret the parables of Jesus preserved in the Synoptics (and the Gospel of Thomas). It is argued that the available versions of the parables of Jesus have already been allegorised, and that this should be taken into consideration when the extant versions of parables are interpreted as parables of the historical Jesus. The parables should also, as far as (...)
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    P.G.R. de Villiers Dedication – A tribute.Ernest Van Eck - 2015 - HTS Theological Studies 71 (1).
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    When patrons are patrons: A social-scientific and realistic reading of the parable of the Feast.Ernest Van Eck - 2013 - HTS Theological Studies 69 (1).
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    The Word is life: African theology as biblical and contextual theology.Ernest Van Eck - 2006 - HTS Theological Studies 62 (2).
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    Editorial to the Van Aarde Festschrift.Ernest Van Eck & Yolanda Dreyer - 2011 - HTS Theological Studies 67 (1).
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    Die opstanding in die Jodedom, die Grieks-Romeinse wêreld en die Nuwe Testament.Ernest Van Eck - 2004 - HTS Theological Studies 60 (1/2).
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    Die vorming van ‘n eietydse ampsbegrip: Jesus se oproep tot dissipelskap.Robert Jones & Ernest Van Eck - 2010 - HTS Theological Studies 66 (1).
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    Reading Hebrews through Akan ethnicity and social identity.Seth Kissi & Ernest Van Eck - 2017 - HTS Theological Studies 73 (3):10.
    The Akan people of Ghana have concepts of ethnicity and social identity which are similar to those found in the Mediterranean world, which find expression in the issues addressed in the letter to the Hebrews. This similarity makes the reading of Hebrews in light of Akan ethnicity and social identity possible, giving one the expected meaning from the perspective of those concepts as within the original context of the audience. This article therefore discusses some theories on ethnicity and social identity (...)
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    Om die Rubicon oor te steek: Oopmaak van die hekke in die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika/Crossing the Rubicon: Opening of gates in the Netherdutch Reformed Church in Africa.Ernest Van Eck - 2017 - HTS Theological Studies 73 (1).
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    Een teks - meerdere betekenisse: Hoe lees ons die Bybel?Ernest Van Eck - 2008 - HTS Theological Studies 64 (3).
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    Jesus en geweld: Markus 12:1-12 en Thomas 65.Ernest Van Eck - 2008 - HTS Theological Studies 64 (4).
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    J H J A Greyvenstein en A S Geyser se teologiese denke oor die volkskerkgedagte.Ernest Van Eck - 1995 - HTS Theological Studies 51 (3).
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    Characters and ambivalence in Luke: An emic reading of Luke’s gospel, focusing on the Jewish peasantry.Mbengu D. Nyiawung & Ernest Van Eck - 2012 - HTS Theological Studies 68 (1).
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    Invitations and excuses that are not invitations and excuses: Gossip in Luke 14:18–20.Ernest Van Eck - 2012 - HTS Theological Studies 68 (1).
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    Matthean Jesus and forgiveness in light of national healing, peace and reconciliation in Zimbabwe, 2008–2017.Sheila W. Chamburuka & Ernest van Eck - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (3).
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    Paul’s community formation in 1 Thessalonians: The creation of symbolic boundaries.Kwanghyun Cho, Ernest Van Eck & Cas Wepener - 2015 - HTS Theological Studies 71 (1).
    This article presents how Paul, in 1 Thessalonians, executes the process of the formation of the Thessalonian community. Using the sociological concept of symbolic boundaries, it is argued that the resources – the kerygmatic narrative, the local narratives, and the ethical norms – that Paul incorporates into the letter take an essential role to promote the converts to derive a cooperative identity from the community to which they belong and to strengthen the distinction between them and the larger society. By (...)
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    Luther and the Law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda.Enoch Ekyarikunda & Ernest Van Eck - 2016 - HTS Theological Studies 72 (1):01-08.
    This article investigates the role of the Law in the Lutheran Church of Uganda. It investigates how the Law is understood and lived among Lutherans in Uganda. Luther, the sixteenth-century Reformer, understood and interpreted the Law in terms of the social and cultural context of his time. Luther's background is very different and so much removed from the African context in which the Ugandan Lutherans find themselves today. Therefore, can the Lutheran Church of Uganda have the same understanding and interpretation (...)
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    The New Perspective challenge to Luther.Bart Eriksson & Ernest van Eck - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (4):9.
    New Perspective scholars challenge Protestant interpretations of Paul. It used to be the case, they state, that Protestants assumed that Paul was to Judaism as Luther was to Medieval Catholicism. Both men supposedly reacted against legalistic religions and championed grace-based faiths. However, in 1977, E.P. Sanders wrote Paul and Palestinian Judaism, arguing that Judaism is not a legalistic but a grace-based faith. Assuming that Sanders is correct, New Perspectivists claim that Paul’s and Luther’s theologies and experiences were thus not parallel. (...)
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    Building a united community: Reading the Johannine concept of unity through the eyes of an Akan.Godibert K. Gharbin & Ernest van Eck - 2023 - HTS Theological Studies 79 (4):7.
    From the 1960s, African theologians sought to decolonise biblical scholarship, calling for a hermeneutical approach that pays attention to the African sociocultural context – inculturation. One of the undergirding principles of inculturation is that there are African sociocultural questions that the Bible can address through the appropriate interpretative methodology. Thus, this culminated in the application of inculturation on different levels. Similarly, an analysis of Akan aphorisms – the anthology of valuable data on Akan anthropology and communitarian egalitarianism – and the (...)
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  35. Redefining love: Engaging the Johannine and Akan concepts of love through dialogic hermeneutics.Godibert K. Gharbin & Ernest Van Eck - 2023 - HTS Theological Studies 79 (4):6.
    Both the Johannine and Akan cultures are described in scholarly literature as collectivistic communities that value love as a communal value. Nonetheless, a scholarly analysis of the Akan concept reveals that Akan proverbial tradition promotes love motivated by the expectation of reciprocation. Thus, the article aimed to provide a biblical response to these challenges for Akan Christians, who hold love as both a traditional and theological value. Consequently, the study employed Gatti’s dialogic hermeneutics because it encourages engagement between text and (...)
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    Globalised mission as opportunity.Pierre J. Jacobs & Ernest Van Eck - 2015 - HTS Theological Studies 71 (3).
    Globalisation develops at a staggering pace that envelopes and infiltrates local South African communities in various ways. Through technology a person can have access to anything today. Should the church try to keep up, or compete with such a reality? This article aims to encourage the church to develop a responsible missional character, which embraces the opportunities globalisation offers – to be a participative forum in a community comprising of more than religious people. Through re-evaluating the church’s missional intent, by (...)
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    Hell revisited: A socio-critical enquiry into the roots and relevance of hell for the church today.Hanre Janse van Rensburg & Ernest Van Eck - 2008 - HTS Theological Studies 64 (3).
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    ‘What’s on the other side?’ The resurrection revived: A critical enquiry.Hanré Janse van Rensburg & Ernest Van Eck - 2010 - HTS Theological Studies 66 (1).
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    Witnesses to the truth: Mark’s point of view.Deven K. MacDonald & Ernest Van Eck - 2016 - HTS Theological Studies 72 (1).
    This article presents a narratological reading of the Gospel of Mark with special attention given to the role, function and rhetorical impact of point of view. It is argued that through the use of ‘witnesses’ ranging from the omniscient narrator, to the character God, to the Old Testament Scriptures, the author of Mark presents a point of view that his implied reader would find difficult to counter. In addition to this, the article demonstrates that the motifs of allegiance, misunderstanding and (...)
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    Sfragís and its metaphorical testimonial presence in 2 Timothy 2:19.Carlos Molina & Ernest Van Eck - 2011 - HTS Theological Studies 67 (3).
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    Was Paul among the contemplatives?James Panaggio & Ernest Van Eck - 2016 - HTS Theological Studies 72 (3).
    This article offers a critique of the contemporary Contemplative Tradition’s view of spiritual transformation from the lens of the universally accepted letters of Paul. The article argues that contemporary contemplatives, especially Dallas Willard and Richard Foster, differ from Paul in three principle areas. Firstly, whereas Paul’s concept of transformation is based largely on objective realities, representatives of the Contemplative Tradition tend to focus on subjective realities. Secondly, contemporary contemplatives view transformation as coming as one imitates the life of Christ, his (...)
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  42. The logos Christology in the fourth gospel (Jn 1:1–5, 14): A soteriological response to an Ewe cosmic prayer.Daniel Sakitey & Ernest van Eck - 2023 - HTS Theological Studies 79 (4):6.
    This article interprets the logos Christology in the fourth gospel within Ewe-Ghanaian cosmic setting. The article employs a combination of the exegetical and mother tongue biblical hermeneutics as its methodologies. The article compares the concept of the logos in John 1:1–5, 14 with a similar concept in Ewe cosmology with the aim of finding their points of convergence and divergence. The article also identifies linguistic and theological gaps in the Ewe rendition of John 1:1–5, 14 and proposes a new translation (...)
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    Africa platform for New Testament scholars.Ernest van Eck - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (4):1-2.
    This article examines the early Christian reception of the apocryphal book Tobit, focusing on Greek and Latin Christian interpretations from the 2nd to the 5th century CE. The study asks: how did early Christians read Tobit and for what purposes? The article provides an overview of how and why Tobit ended up in the Christian Bible, whether canonical or apocryphal. It then examines how the figures of Tobit and his son, Tobias, function as a moral exemplum in early Christianity, especially (...)
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    A prophet of old: Jesus the ‘public theologian’.Ernest Van Eck - 2010 - HTS Theological Studies 66 (1).
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    A Sitz for the Gospel of Mark? A critical reaction to Bauckham's theory on the universality of the Gospels 1.Ernest Van Eck - 2000 - HTS Theological Studies 56 (4).
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    A Samaritan merchant and his friend, and their friends: Practicing life-giving theology.Ernest Van Eck - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (1).
    The Department of New Testament and Related Literature for the past 100 years has had a proud tradition of practicing life-giving theology. From very early on, several members of the department were critical voices against exclusive and discriminatory narratives of their time. Representing the voices of the disadvantaged, excluded and marginalised people, they critiqued systemic injustices, envisaged inclusive believing communities, advocated an open society with equal opportunities for all and called for social justice. This article shows that the current members (...)
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    A theology of marriage: A biblical or a cultural construct?Ernest van Eck - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (4).
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    Created in the image of God and sexuality in early-Jewish writings.Ernest Van Eck - 2017 - HTS Theological Studies 73 (4):1-7.
    This article pays tribute to the contribution made by Yolanda Dreyer regarding critique on the prevalence of patriarchy in society, as well as her defence of homosexuality as a normal sexual orientation. Taking as point of departure her work on the woman as created in God's image, it is argued that understanding the metaphor 'created in God's image' as referring to rule over all, and not as created as man and woman, has important implications for the relationship between man and (...)
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    Die huwelik in die eerste-eeuse Mediterreense wêreld : Jesus en die huwelik.Ernest Van Eck - 2007 - HTS Theological Studies 63 (2).
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    Die opstanding van Jesus Christus as historiese gebeure.Ernest Van Eck - 2004 - HTS Theological Studies 60 (3).
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