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Postfoundational practical theology for a time of transition

Julian C. Müller
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 67, No 1 | a837 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i1.837 | © 2011 Julian C. Müller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 April 2010 | Published: 11 April 2011

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Julian C. Müller, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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In reflection on the question as to in what sense is our time a time of transition, the article explores the various transitions in epistemology, advocated by the scholars mentioned in brackets:

• modern to postmodern
• secular dualism to post-secular holism (Cornel du Toit)
• structural to poststructural
• positivistic to relativistic
• rational-argumentative to narrative
• proposisionalistic to cultural-linguistic (Lindbeck)
• fundamentalist to postfoundationalist (Schrag and Van Huyssteen)
• maintenance to missional.


Transition; postfoundationalism; practical theology; wide reflective equilibrium; fragile space; ecotone


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