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Diskoerse oor heling in ’n narratief- pastorale benadering

Julian Müller, Jaco Putter
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 40, No 1 | a335 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v40i1.335 | © 2006 Julian Müller, Jaco Putter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 2006 | Published: 30 July 2006

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Julian Müller, Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
Jaco Putter, Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Discourses of healing in a narrative-pastoral approach
In this article fiction is used as a metaphor. True to the metaphor of fiction, this research was done through participatory action research. Conversations on the subject of healing are researched by investigating written resources and case studies as well as listening to qualified opinions. In order for healing to be widely understood, a diversity of fictional works are offered. By looking at the documented meanings of scientific disciplines and conversations it is crystal clear that healing has become a fashionable word and has apparently always been one. There are various conversations on the topic of healing, ranging from medical, theological, and even alternative perspectives. The research was done in a post- modern society, and the characteristics of this era implemented as such. A unique outcome of this dialogue is the new and fresh understanding of healing as a word which includes the person as a whole and not as a fragmented object. The culmination describes an unique discussion of healing by embracing illness as part of human existence. Brokenness is used as a point of departure in contrast with the illusion of healing.

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Brokenness; Cure; Deconstruction; Healing; Postmodernism Sickness

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