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Cura vitae : the hermeneutics of spiritual healing and the beautification of life

dc.contributor.authorLouw, D. J. (Daniel Johannes), 1944-en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T12:35:02Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T12:35:02Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationLouw, D. J. 2013. Cura vitae : the hermeneutics of spiritual healing and the beautification of life. Scriptura, 112(1):1-16, doi:10.7833/112-0-60.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (online)en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807 (print)en_ZA
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7833/112-0-60en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/95180en_ZA
dc.descriptionCITATION: Louw, D. J. 2013. Cura vitae : the hermeneutics of spiritual healing and the beautification of life. Scriptura, 112(1):1-16, doi:10.7833/112-0-60.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn the social and healing sciences the notion of a holistic approach in human health is a well-established concept. In care-giving an interdisciplinary model is inevitable. However, what is the contribution of a Christian spiritual approach to human health and healing? It is argued that the human soul (nephesh) is a relational concept embedded in the concrete existential realities of life. The methodological background is an existential philosophical analysis of our being. A pastoral hermeneutics is developed that takes the unique dimension of an eschatological approach to healing into account. In order to help pastoral caregivers to ‘see’ the bigger picture, a diagram is designed that could assist the pastor to make a pastoral diagnosis in order to understand better the spiritual dimension of human health. Spiritual healing is in the first place an aesthetic category (the meaning, purpose, value, destiny and quality of life) and not a moral issue about good and bad, benevolence and evil.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/60en_ZA
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectPastoral counselingen_ZA
dc.subjectPastoral careen_ZA
dc.subjectChurch work with the sicken_ZA
dc.subjectCaregiversen_ZA
dc.titleCura vitae : the hermeneutics of spiritual healing and the beautification of lifeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor retains copyrighten_ZA


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