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'Spiritual humanism' within the realm of Christian aesthetics : Toward the meaning and value of our being human within the theological framework of an aesthetics of compassion
(Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2012-12)
In the centre of Vincent Brümmer’s philosophical and spiritual reflection is the quest for the meaning of the Christian faith, outside the parameters of positivistic schematization. This theological sensitivity stands in ...
Masculine identity and the projection of ‘male images’ in mass media : towards a pastoral hermeneutics in theory formation
(Stellenbosch University, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, 2013-02)
Human identities in general - including gender and sexual identities – have recently become more diverse and malleable. This is to a great extent because of the pervasive influence of the mass media and popular culture, ...
Poetic seeing in visual arts and theology : aesthetics as a spiritual and loving gaze within the human quest for meaning
(Scriber Editorial Systems, 2015-09)
A human being is essentially homo aestheticus and not in the first place homo faber. In the light of this basic assumption, it is argued that, due to poetic seeing, interconnectedness between art, spirituality and the ...
Care to the human "soul" in contemporary theological theory formation. From "kerygmatics" to "fortigenetics" in a pastoral anthropology
(Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2010)
The core problem: whether a theological paradigm in theory formation for a pastoral anthropology, derived from, and coming from the very positivistic stance of orthodoxy, is appropriate for counselling people within ...
"Anatheism" within the framework of theodicy : from theistic thinking to theopaschitic thinking in a pastoral hermeneutics
(University of the Free State, 2016)
The Syrian and refugee crises, the violent radicalisation in Europe, and global xenophobia stir up anew the link between the human quest for meaning and hope within the realm of human misery and destructive acts of severe ...
Theopoiesis and the aesthetics of human dignity : towards a pneumatological approach
(Stellenbosch University, 2013)
The discourse on human dignity is most of the times determined by ethics and dogmatic issues. It is often the case that the paradigm of democratisation dictates processes of conceptualisation. The article operates from the ...