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Sketse van ’n pastoraat van narratiewe betrokkenheid in die Lukasevangelie met besondere klem op die Saggeusverhaal

J. A. van den Berg, R. de Wet
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 42, No 1 | a261 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v42i1.261 | © 1970 J. A. van den Berg, R. de Wet | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2008 | Published:

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J. A. van den Berg, Departement Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa
R. de Wet, Departement Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

Images of a pastorate of narrative engagement in the Gospel of Luke with special reference to the story of Zacchaeus
Important new developments have occurred during the last few decades within practical theology and in particular within pastoral theology. The article illustrates that narrative passages in Scripture can depict the meaning of these newer develop- ments. Images portraying the spiritual life in the Gospel of Luke and in particular the story of Zacchaeus are explored under the headings: background to a pastoral engagement, an eco- hermeneutic approach in a pastorate of narrative engagement, a spiralling pastoral engagement, and stories that fit. The story of a narrative pastoral engagement unfolds in a circular model, integrating paradigmatic-, epistemological- and methodological matters. An eco-hermeneutical approach closely linked to a pastorate of narrative engagement is followed within the desig- nated epistemology. Social constructionism is augmented to become co-constructionism, thus providing for the recognition of truth as revealed in Scripture. Exemplary of this is that in a life-changing metamorphosis, Zacchaeus’ saturated dominant story is replaced by a liberating thickened alternative story.

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Epistemology; Methodology; Narrative; Paradigm; Pastoral Care; Zacchaeus

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