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Godsbegrippe en die funksie van metafore in die rousmartproses1

W. Smith, T. F.J. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 1 | a1712 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i1.1712 | © 2000 W. Smith, T. F.J. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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W. Smith, Departement Praktiese Teologie (A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
T. F.J. Dreyer, Departement Praktiese Teologie (A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Grief, metaphors and images of God. This article atempts to give new meaning to the discussion of "grief," "metaphors's" and "images of God" in such a way that new meaning of life within grief becomes a spiritual way of living, a life coram Deo. It is argued that the task of the pastor should be to communicate the different images of God on a conscious level so that the person undergoing counselling could develop the ability to evaluate his or her own images of God, which had been subconscious, on to a conscious level, in order to live the hope in Jesus Christ as an eschatological and pneumatical happening.

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