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A theological reflection on the stories of police officers working under a new constitution

Brian Burger, Julian Müller
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.311 | © 2009 Brian Burger, Julian Müller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2009 | Published: 28 September 2009

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Brian Burger, Lyttelton Methodist Church, South Africa
Julian Müller, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Fighting crime in the new South Africa has taken on new challenges under a new constitution. Using a narrative approach to research, the stories of police officers were listened to and reflected upon theologically. This process was carried out within a postfoundationalist and social constructionist paradigm that enabled further dialogue with other disciplines, seeking common ground as well as points of difference.

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police officers; constitution; crime fighting; practical theology; theology and the community

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