n HTS : Theological Studies - The dilemma of traditional and 21st century pastoral ministry : ministering to families and communities faced with socio-economic pathologies : original research
|Article Title||The dilemma of traditional and 21st century pastoral ministry : ministering to families and communities faced with socio-economic pathologies : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Author||Gordon E. Dames|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||1 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Liberation and empowerment, Maintenance ecclesiologies, Missional pastoral ministry, Poverty-stricken families and communities, Socioeconomic and systemic pathologies, Transversal hermeneutics and University of the Free State|
A holistic pastoral methodology is sought in transforming the socio-economic and systemic pathologies of poor families and local communities. Missional pastoral ministry is proposed from a critical hermeneutical and contextual perspective for the empowerment and liberation of people living with complex and multiple forms of pathologies. A transversal rationality model is applied merging the complexity and divergence of cross-disciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches between missional theology, practical theology, contextual theology, religious pedagogy and ethics. Practical theology in South Africa should be applied from and within the contemporary socio-economic, systemic and ecclesiological pathologies.
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