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A journey through the "desert" of unemployment : pastoral responses to people "between jobs"

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dc.contributor.advisor Niehaus, E. (Ms.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Theron, J.P.J. (Prof.) en Smith, Jacoba Lourensa en 2009-08-25T10:50:38Z 2009-08-25T10:50:38Z 2009-08-25T10:50:38Z 2006-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Jacoba Lourensa (2009) A journey through the "desert" of unemployment : pastoral responses to people "between jobs", University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract In this research project the research participants and I embarked on a journey through the "desert" of unemployment. I was introduced to the research participants at Jacob's Well, a ministry for people "between jobs" The effects of unemployment on a male's identity were explored, as well as the pastoral response of caregivers to people "between jobs". A phenomenological study was undertaken in which interviews with the participants formed the basis of the research. The structured section of the interviews was guided by the research questions, but the largest part of the interviews was about the participants' personal journeys "between jobs." The role of a ministry like Jacob's Well, catering for people "between jobs", was highlighted and recommendations for practical theology and pastoral praxis were made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, 83 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Hope en
dc.subject Ecclesiastical response en
dc.subject Pastoral care en
dc.subject Protestant Work ethic en
dc.subject Patriarchy en
dc.subject Work-identity en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Social construction en
dc.subject 'Between jobs' en
dc.subject Unemployment en
dc.subject.ddc 259.086941
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with the unemployed
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployed -- Religious life
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployed -- Pastoral counseling of
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployment -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Pastoral theology
dc.title A journey through the "desert" of unemployment : pastoral responses to people "between jobs" en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Practical Theolgy en M.Th. (Practical Theology with specialiisation in Pastoral Therapy) en

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