A travel journal of pastoral involvement in a South African multi-faith community

Van den Berg, Jan-Albert and Smit, Arnold (2006) A travel journal of pastoral involvement in a South African multi-faith community. Hervormde Teologiese Studies, 62 3: 1081-1093.

Author Van den Berg, Jan-Albert
Smit, Arnold
Title A travel journal of pastoral involvement in a South African multi-faith community
Journal name Hervormde Teologiese Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0259-9422
2072-8050
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 62
Issue 3
Start page 1081
End page 1093
Total pages 13
Place of publication Pretoria, South Africa
Publisher University of Pretoria
Language eng
Abstract In the article the process of navigating through multi-faith communities is described as often being complicated by well-travelled routes that offer no new prospects. Usually these routes merely lead to a further erosion of existing problem areas. The consequences of large transformations in South Africa have led to the discovery that those who were able to place themselves theologically with ease are now seekers with an unknown destination who experience their existence as pilgrimage. From a narrative hermeneutical practical stance the authors developed an experimental theology within which continuous dialogue between text and contexts is presupposed. Certain markers, amongst others “Listening to each other’s stories”; “Confirming each other in the conversation(s”); “A new structure for conversation(s)”; and “Questioning the own position” are indicated for the journey through multi-faith communities, leading to the finding and creating of new horizons of understanding.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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