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Schema adjustment and Holy Communion: A transdisciplinary approach

Wessel Bentley
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 51, No 1 | a2311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i1.2311 | © 2017 Wessel Bentley | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 August 2017 | Published: 17 November 2017

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Wessel Bentley, Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa, South Africa

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In his sermon entitled ‘The means of grace’, John Wesley proclaimed that Christians should consider the Sacrament of Holy Communion as an event through which a person is exposed to God’s life-transforming grace. The research question posed by this article is whether Holy Communion can attain change in an individual. Using a transdisciplinary approach, this article explores how Holy Communion in the Methodist tradition can be used for schema formation and/or schema adjustment.


Schema; Holy Communion, Methodist theology; Therapy


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