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Refleksie op twee pastorale modelle, Deel 2: Die pastor as luisteraar - die storiemodel

Yolanda Drever
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 1 | a1706 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i1.1706 | © 2000 Yolanda Drever | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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Yolanda Drever, Departement Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Reflection on two pastoral models, Part 2: The pastor as listener - the narrative model. This study focuses on pastoral interaction with women. Pastoral care and counselling with women takes place within hierarchical societal and church structures. In such societies those higher up in the hierarchy exercise power over others. The male perspective has been the dominant one. This article is a critical description and evaluation of Julian Miiller's narrative model for pastoral counselling. The premise of this model is that identity and story are related. This forms part of what is known in a broader context as the hermeneutics of conversation. In pastoral interaction the life stories of people are associated or disassociated with stories in the Bible. The article pleads for symmetrical interaction in pastoral counselling. This means that women should not be sold out to patriarchal narratives in the Bible that devalue them. Contra-narratives in the Bible according to which women have equal access to God could play an important role in pastoral interaction.

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