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dc.contributor.advisorVenter, R.
dc.contributor.authorLabuschagne, Catharina Cornelia
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T12:06:55Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T12:06:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9261
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The problem addressed by this study is the inclusive nature of the Imago Dei motif with regards to disability. Persons with disabilities are a marginalized group in society. Their human dignity is often denied on various levels. The responsibility of theologians to express themselves against the suppression and marginalization of certain groups of people in society, is thus emphasized. This responsibility, however, begins with the assurance that theological formulations themself are not guilty of oppression and marginalization. The three mainstream approaches to the Imago Dei motif according to traditional and contemporary anthropologies, can be identified as follows. The substantive approach determines that a person has a range of rational capacities that enable him/her to act as an image bearer of God. The functional approach again emphasizes the fulfillment of the command to rule over creation (Gen.1: 28) as constituting the image of God in a person. The approach that is especially aspired to by contemporary anthropologies is that of relationality. According to this approach, man is the image of God on the basis of the relationships in which he/she stands with God and with others. Several theologians from the field of theological disability studies are consulted with regard to the formulation of anthropologies that include persons with disabilities. The mainstream approaches to the Imago Dei motif are evaluated accordingly. It is found that the mainstream anthropologies studied show a neglect and aberration of thought with regards to disability. The need for an alternative interpretation of the Imago Dei motif, which would show greater inclusivity towards people with disabilities, and which could possibly address their situation in society, is identified. The view of the image of God as a gift which is received by each human being, is proposed. The argument on which this proposal is based, is that every human being is created in the image of God and possesses exceptional dignity, on the grounds that it is unconditionally bestowed upon each person by God, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die probleem wat deur hierdie studie aangespreek word is die inklusiewe omgang van die Imago Dei motief met gestremdheid. Persone met gestremdhede is „n gemarginaliseerde groep in die samelewing. Hul menswaardigheid word ook op verskeie vlakke misken. Die verantwoordelikheid van teoloë, om hul uit te spreek teenoor die onderdrukking en marginalisering van sekere persone in die samelewing, word beklemtoon. Hierdie verantwoordelikheid begin egter by die versekering dat teologiese formulerings nie self aan onderdrukking en marginalisering skuldig is nie. Die drie hoofstroom benaderings tot die Imago Dei motief word bepaal aan die hand van tradisionele en kontemporêre antropologieë. Die substantiewe benadering bepaal dat „n persoon oor „n reeks rasionele kapasiteite beskik, wat hom/haar in staat stel om as beelddraer van God te kan optree. Die funksionele benadering beklemtoon weer die vervulling van die opdrag om oor die skepping te heers (Gen.1:28) as konstituerend van die beeld van God in „n persoon. Die benadering wat veral in kontemporêre antropologieë opgeneem word, is die van relasionaliteit. Daarvolgens is die mens beeld van God op grond van die verhoudings waarbinne hy/sy met God en met ander persone staan. Verskeie teoloë vanuit die veld van teologiese gestremdheidstudies word geraadpleeg t.o.v. die formulering van antropologieë wat persone met gestremdhede insluit. Die hoofstroom benaderings tot die Imago Dei motief word aan die hand daarvan evalueer. Daar word bevind dat die hoofstroom antropologieë wat bestudeer is, „n verwaarlosing en verskraling van nadenke oor gestremdheid getoon. Die behoefte aan „n alternatiewe interpretasie van die Imago Dei motief, wat groter agting vir persone met gestremdhede toon en moontlik hul situasie in die samelewing kan behelp, word identifiseer. Die beskouing van die beeld van God as „n gawe wat elke mens ontvang het, word voorgestel. Dit is toegespits op die argument dat elke mens na die beeld van God geskape is en besonderse waardigheid besit, op grond daarvan dat God dit onvoorwaardelik aan die mens skenk, ongeag van hul vermoëns of gestremdhede.en_ZA
dc.language.isoafen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectImago Dei motifen_ZA
dc.subjectPersons with disabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectEmbodimenten_ZA
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectRelationalityen_ZA
dc.subjectGiften_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Div. (Historical and Constructive Theology))--University of the Free State, 2017en_ZA
dc.titleGestremd en beeld van God? 'n interpretasie van die Imago Dei motief in die lig van gestremdheiden_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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