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An examination of narrative approach in homiletics training in theological institutions in the Pietermaritzburg area (KwaZulu- Natal)

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dc.contributor.advisor Song, A.
dc.contributor.author Queripel, Robert Stitson
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T09:07:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T09:07:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/352
dc.description Submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Theology in the field of Practical Theology at the University of Zululand, 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract A narrative approach in homiletics courses has been more or less neglected in five theological training institutions in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal. That this approach would be beneficial in the training of preachers in this province is supported by the research of scholars concerning inter alia the workings in general of the human brain, the general suitability of "inductive" preaching for church-goers and the acceptability of narrative preaching for religious and secular society. Attention is paid to different approaches to the interpretation of Scripture, seeing that this impinges upon narrative preaching. The literary criticism of the Bible is singled out as being distinct from historical criticism and is examined as the best basis for narrative homiletics. In investigating the contribution of interpretation to meaning, attention is paid to the rote of language and the various elements of narrative i.e. closure, order, plot, characters and setting. The narrative portions of the Bible, both OT and NT, are then considered. In the OT the primary story takes place from Genesis to 2Kings and is followed by the secondary story which culminates in Malachi. Various elements in OT narrative are examined which render it distinctive. The same is done with respect to the NT with special reference to the parables of our Lord. Various practical aspects of the preaching of sermons are then considered. An important aspect is the "fieldwork" i.e. the meeting and interviewing of a selection of the various role-players on the homiletical stage. These include past and present lecturers and past and present students of the five institutions. A purpose in the interviews was to ascertain the status of narrative in the homiletics instruction at the institutions. The study concludes with the provision of a proposed series of lectures in narrative sermon preparation which I commend for use in institutions such as those which I have named in this dissertation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Homiletics training en_US
dc.subject Theological insitutions en_US
dc.title An examination of narrative approach in homiletics training in theological institutions in the Pietermaritzburg area (KwaZulu- Natal) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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