The role of Caprivian virtues in the search for common moral discourse : a conversation with Peter J. Paris

Simone, Simone Calicious (2007-03)

Thesis (M.Div.)--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study examines virtues in Caprivi that has to be taken seriously by the church. This offers a position to promote the religio-culture of the community within the growing Christian churches. The call is to use story-telling in our liturgy to promote the cultural setting of passing on the message. The way preaching is currently done does not have similarity to the way the message of the gospel is to be told to the audience. The argument is therefore, that if the church wants to be relevant to the Caprivian community it should use the existing community virtues. The assignments will includes reference to Peter Paris’ book who searches for an African and African American moral discourse. As the assignment will try to examine these virtues there is a need for suggesting a contributing way forward, in which Caprivian virtues can contribute to the virtues of the church.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie studie evalueer die waardes van die Kaprivi wat ernstige uitdagings aan die kerk stel. Dit bied ook raamwerk om die religieuse kultuur van die gemeenskap binne groeiende Christelike kerk te bevorder. Hier val groot klem op storievertelling binne die liturgie ten einde bepaalde boodskap binne kulturele situasie te kommunikeer. Die wyse waarop die evangelie tans oorgedra word maak egter nie erns met die waardes van die Kapriviaanse gemeenskap nie. Juis hierom word daar in hierdie navorsing sterk gefokus op Peter Paris se boek, waarin hy soek na Afrika en Afrika-Amerikaanse morele raamwerk. Benewens evaluering van die waardes van die Kapriviaanse gemeenskap, word daar ook meer konkreet gesoek na nuwe werkswyse waardeur die waardes van die Kapriviaanse gemeenskap betekenisvol inwerk op die waardes van die kerk.

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