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Die noodsaak van die verrekening van metateoretiese aspekte rakende ’n hermeneutiese benadering tot die Praktiese Teologie

H.J.C. Pieterse
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 45, No 4 | a200 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v45i4.200 | © 2011 H.J.C. Pieterse | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2011 | Published: 26 July 2011

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H.J.C. Pieterse, Filosofie, Praktiese en Sistematiese Teologie, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The necessity of taking into account metatheoretical aspects pertaining to a hermeneutical approach to Practical Theology
This article is part of the project “Metatheoretical assumptions in Practical Theology”. Within the theological framework of the project, namely that we view reality as a realm where God is working, and that we interpret praxis from this point of de- parture, this article discusses our approach to the interpretation of praxis which we see as a hermeneutical moment. Currently there are, among others, empirical, hermeneutical, liberation- theological and narrative approaches to Practical Theology. The author has chosen to discuss the hermeneutical approach to the study of the discipline from a reformed theological perspec- tive. The philosophical-hermeneutical theories and the herme- neutical approach to Practical Theology by Browning, Dinge- mans, Heitink and Osmer are discussed. From a reformational perspective the conclusion is that we can critically link up with Osmer’s approach.

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Hermeneutiek Wetenskapsfilosofiese Teorieë Oor Praktiese Teologie Hermeneutiese Benadering Tot Reformatoriese Perspektief; Verstaan Metateoretiese Invloed Op

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