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A pastoral response to some of the challenges of reconciliation in South Africa following on from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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dc.contributor.advisor Myburg, Johannes Lodewikus en
dc.contributor.advisor Hestenes, Mark Erling en
dc.contributor.author Hess, Shena Bridgid en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:53:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:53:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:53:45Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1499
dc.description.abstract This work is concerned with healing practices that are created within a participatory framework in pastoral theology. It works in post-colonial and postapartheid times in South Africa following on from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The thesis looks to forms of participation with both victims and perpetrators of apartheid. It seeks to challenge singular identities of victims and perpetrators, whites and blacks, which are bound up in juridical practices that are embedded within binary forms of identity. It exposes some of the problems associated with the splitting of a subject from an object of enquiry. The research concerns a journey with a group of Mothers who lost their sons and husbands to the violence of the apartheid state. It is also a journey with some of the perpetrators who were responsible for the elimination of these men. It seeks to deconstruct identity in order to find alternate descriptions of people, both the victims and perpetrators that are not constructed within a binary oppositional form. This is worked with ideas from the social construction movement particularly ideas relating to relational responsibility. The research attempts to create a safe enough context for accountability, vulnerability and healing to take place within a participatory frame of pastoral care. It works with post-modern theology and some of the philosophy of Derrida, Foucault and Levinas. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (280 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Levinas en
dc.subject Foucault en
dc.subject Derrida en
dc.subject Social construction en
dc.subject Post-structural philosophy en
dc.subject Vulnerability en
dc.subject Relational responsibility en
dc.subject Binary forms of identity en
dc.subject Participatory action research en
dc.subject Truth and Reconciliation Commission en
dc.subject Post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.subject Theology en
dc.subject Pastoral care en
dc.subject.ddc 261.70968
dc.subject.lcsh Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Truth and Reconciliation Commission
dc.subject.lcsh Religion and politics -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Social change -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh Pastoral care -- South Africa
dc.title A pastoral response to some of the challenges of reconciliation in South Africa following on from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Practical Theology en
dc.description.degree D.Th.(Practical Theology with specialisation in Pastoral Therapy) en


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