Seeing, sighing, signing – contours of a vulnerable homiletic
CITATION: Cilliers, J. 2017. Seeing, sighing, signing – contours of a vulnerable homiletic. Scriptura, 116(1):1-13, doi:10.7833/116-1-1281.
The original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
In this article the many in-between spaces of paradox that characterise the society of South Africa, up to this day, are seen as liminal breeding grounds for what could be called a vulnerable homiletic. Three key concepts are discussed as being inherent to such a homiletic, namely seeing, sighing, and signing. These key concepts are exemplified by reference to sermons by former Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Desmond Tutu in particular. The article concludes with a reflection on an art work by South African artist Marco Cianfanelli.