1887

oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Static meaning in neutral territory: Clifford Geertz's thought on religion applied to Christian missiology and theology

 

Abstract

Clifford Geertz gained attention as a proponent for the study of culture as a symbolic system. While his approach has recently been criticised by fellow anthropologists, it has come to be accepted by many missiologists and theologians as a way to uphold local context without resorting to crass relativism. This paper argues that while Geertz's proposal is seemingly non-religious and supposedly ""neutral"" it is actually based on an unackwowledged metaphysic.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/mission/31/3/AJA02569507_489
2003-11-01
2016-12-09
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error