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dc.contributor.authorMarais, N.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T06:15:20Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T06:15:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMarais, N. (2017). #Rainmustfall - a theological reflection on drought, thirst, and the water of life. Acta Theologica, 37(2), 69-85.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/23099089/actat.v37i2.5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9204
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the rhetorical interplay between drought, thirst, and the water of life in a time of drought. The negotiation of meaning that occurs in the interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4) reflects the struggle for meaning that occurs when water is rhetorically ambiguous in a time of water scarcity. This paper argues that the theological rhetoric of water is embedded in soteriological imagination, which requires remembering – through the sacrament of baptism – the significance of the giving God who wills human and ecological flourishing.2 Moreover, it is argued that the good news of salvation brings rhetoric and ethics, doctrine and life, into a dynamic communicative process, so that water, as that which is freely given by God, has nothing less than abundant life or ecological and human flourishing as its apparent intended focus.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectWateren_ZA
dc.subjectBlue theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectSoteriologyen_ZA
dc.subjectRhetoricen_ZA
dc.title#Rainmustfall - a theological reflection on drought, thirst, and the water of lifeen_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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