n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The Empirical-Theological Praxis (ETP) cycle as a methodological basis for missiology

Volume 35, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



This article describes the empirical-theological praxis (ETP) cycle as a methodological base for fundamental research in missiology. For decades, missiology and practical theology have understood themselves as applied sciences, but in recent years, there have been several efforts to develop their respective methodological foundations. This article describes empirical theology as a methodological foundation for missiology. Building on the epistemological research of Kuhn and the methodological theories of Bosch and Van der Ven, the ETP cycle is proposed as a new methodology base for missiology.

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