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In search of meaning : moving from the prophet's voice to prophecy in community, a South African perspective

dc.contributor.authorNell, Ianen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T06:13:40Z
dc.date.available2017-10-26T06:13:40Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationNell, I. 2009. In search of meaning : moving from the prophet's voice to prophecy in community, a South African perspective. Scriptura, 102:562-578, doi:10.7833/102-0-615.
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (online)
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7833/102-0-615
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102387
dc.descriptionCITATION: Nell, I. 2009. In search of meaning : moving from the prophet's voice to prophecy in community, a South African perspective. Scriptura, 102:562-578, doi:10.7833/102-0-615.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractDuring the times of ‘Apartheid South Africa’ prophetic preaching played an enormous part in bringing about the changes this country experienced throughout the last three decades. The prophetic preaching of exponents such as Desmond Tutu, Allan Boesak and Beyers Naudé paved the way for the relatively peaceful transitions South Africans experienced. Within Christian communities it assisted people in their search for meaning and thereby created a framework of understanding for the necessity of socio-political change. Fourteen years into the new dispensation the question remains: Does prophetic preaching still make a difference? Also: Does such preaching help Christian communities in their search for meaning in these changing times? These questions will be addressed in the paper. It will be argued that prophetic preaching could and should play a part in a new search for meaning. This should however be practiced anew and under changed conditions. It will also be argued that a ‘theodramatic paradigm’ provides a helpful practical-prophetic framework in the search for meaning in this regard. Such a framework will be based on the theological model (theorems) provided by classical and recent studies and expanded by applying it to the notion of prophetic performance derived from the Belhar Confession.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/615
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectBelhar Confessionen_ZA
dc.subjectPreaching -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectProphecy -- Christianityen_ZA
dc.subjectApartheid -- Religious aspects -- Christianityen_ZA
dc.titleIn search of meaning : moving from the prophet's voice to prophecy in community, a South African perspectiveen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAuthor retains copyrighten_ZA


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