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Paradigm development in Systematic Theology

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk, E. en Lehmann, Lando Leonhardt en 2009-08-25T10:57:45Z 2009-08-25T10:57:45Z 2009-08-25T10:57:45Z 2004-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Lehmann, Lando Leonhardt (2009) Paradigm development in Systematic Theology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Systematic Theology, like all other disciplines, are subject to basic assumptions about its first principles, which is determinant for the way the discipline understands itself and does its work. The consequential perception the discipline has of knowledge acquisition and method of research in turn determines its interpretation of the knowledge acquired. The three areas of understanding (metaphysical assumptions, epistemological theories and ethical praxis) together form a cycle that builds the basis of a paradigm. Paradigms are continually present and are by nature developmental. The development from the macro-, to the messo-, and micro-levels in the structure of a paradigm is described through the three areas of understanding, providing a method for analysing paradigms. Using a developmental method of observation (affective awareness), analysis (ontological way of understanding), theorising (a different way of thinking) and application (ethical responsible living) suggests a fundamental reconsideration of the task of all disciplines, including systematic theology. en
dc.format.extent 1 online (170 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Hermeneutic Cycle en
dc.subject Affective Awareness en
dc.subject Scientific Theory en
dc.subject Philosophical Dimensions en
dc.subject Ontological Continuum en
dc.subject Ontological understanding en
dc.subject Systematic Theology en
dc.subject Ethical responsibility en
dc.subject Epistemological theory en
dc.subject Paradigm Development en
dc.subject Metaphysical assumptions en
dc.subject Religious Experience en
dc.subject.ddc 230.01
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Doctrinal
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophical theology
dc.title Paradigm development in Systematic Theology en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics en M. Th.(Systematic Theology) en

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