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Practical theology [re]entering vernacular culture new frontiers and challenges to doing theology as life goes on

dc.contributor.authorHendriks, Hans J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T12:04:06Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T12:04:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHendriks, H. J. 2017. Practical theology [re]entering vernacular culture new frontiers and challenges to doing theology as life goes on. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 73(4):a4425, doi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4425
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105396
dc.descriptionCITATION: Hendriks, H. J. 2017. Practical theology [re]entering vernacular culture new frontiers and challenges to doing theology as life goes on. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 73(4):a4425, doi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4425.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://hts.org.za
dc.description.abstractThis article critically discusses the necessity for (practical) theology to transform. Taking as a point of departure church historian Andrew Walls’ remark: ‘Christian faith must go on being translated, must continuously enter into the vernacular culture and interact with it, or it withers and fades’, examples from ministry are discussed, specifically from the Dutch Reformed Church. These examples reveal the inability or ability of faith communities to enter vernacular culture and to interact with it. Historical cycles of church growth and decline as outlined by Phyllis Tickle are used to explain the concepts of entering and interacting vernacular culture, and consequently, what it means to ‘do theology as life goes on’. The latter refers to more than a rationally controlled process as it is also intimately connected with issues of identity, understanding of the missio Dei and a way of life and discernment that flows from being actively involved in life.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/4425
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectTheology, Practicalen_ZA
dc.subjectChristianity and cultureen_ZA
dc.titlePractical theology [re]entering vernacular culture new frontiers and challenges to doing theology as life goes onen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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