Essays in honour of Prof. Fika Janse van Rensburg

Last year, I was privileged to contribute an essay to a collection of essays presented to my friend, Professor Fika Janse van Rensburg, of North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Rather than publication in book form, this celebratory collection of essays (‘Festschrift‘) was published in the theological journal of NWU, In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi (‘In the light of Scripture’). The essays are freely available in full to read online or download. My contribution, entitled ‘”Hope kept in heaven” in Colossians and 1 Peter’, can be downloaded here. An earlier version of this article had previously been presented in oral form to the New Testament Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship in July 2015.

I would encourage students and fellow-researchers to keep South African journals, including In die Skriflig, in mind. Many quality articles, by authors from South Africa and beyond, can be accessed without cost. While many articles are published in Afrikaans, several are published in English. And, anyway, it won’t take too long to pick up some Afrikaans!

I hope some readers will find my article, along with others available on this site, useful.

Geniet dit! (‘Enjoy it!’)

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