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Meditasie: Bybelgefundeerd of ’n vermenging van gelowe? ’n Pastorale ondersoek

Amanda L. du Plessis
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 69, No 2 | a1245 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i2.1245 | © 2013 Amanda L. du Plessis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 March 2012 | Published: 06 March 2013

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Amanda L. du Plessis, School of Ecclesiastical Sciences, North-West University, South Africa


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Abstract

Meditation: Bible based or a mix of religion? A Pastoral investigation. The influence of other religions on the Christian community was a perceptible trend that cannot be ignored in the realm of spirituality. Meditation was one such example and consequently requires thoughtful investigation. Some Christians found meditation a valuable spiritual discipline that aids their spiritual growth but, in my opinion, also opened up the door for them to become victims of a subtle spiritual deception. The question posed was: how can Christians distinguish between the many and often-conflicting views on meditation found in easily accessible literature? A need therefore exists to define meditation as a possible Christian spiritual expression by distinguishing its uniqueness from the influences of other non-Christian religions and popular opinion.

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Meditasie; Christelike meditasie; Transendentale meditasie; Stilte Godsopenbaring

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