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dc.contributor.authorMuller, J. C.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T05:59:59Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T05:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMüller, J. C. (2017). African postfoundational practical theology. Acta Theologica, 37(1), 86-96.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v37i1.6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6408
dc.description.abstractPractical theology is located in a fragile, vulnerable space between various disciplines, where it is exposed to multiple different narratives. The author proposes a postfoundational, narrative approach to practical theology that favours the local over the global and the specific over generalisations. Africa is taken as the defining context for the understanding and development of a specific postfoundational practical theology. People and their stories are central, and this requires a coconstruction of meaning with “co-researchers”. The author’s “seven movements”, as published in other articles, is used with an Ubuntu research project as a case study. The “seven movements” facilitate the telling and retelling of unheard stories, particularly stories of the marginalised and vulnerable. This way of doing practical theology takes the experiences of “co-researchers” seriously and conducts research wíth people rather than on them. The researcher’s focus is concrete, local, and contextual, but also extends beyond the local by engaging in transdisciplinary conversation and developing interpretations that point beyond the local.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectPostfoundationalen_ZA
dc.subjectPractical theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectAfricanen_ZA
dc.subjectNarrativeen_ZA
dc.subjectUbuntu researchen_ZA
dc.titleAfrican postfoundational practical theologyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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