Original Research - Practical Theology

Humor en prediking

Gerbrand Bodenstein, Cas Wepener
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 2 | a4890 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i2.4890 | © 2018 Gerbrand Bodenstein, Cas Wepener | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 2017 | Published: 22 November 2018

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Gerbrand Bodenstein, Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Cas Wepener, Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Humor is an integral part of society. The idea that humor and laughter are good for one’s health and psyche is well known, and many researchers praise the role that humor plays in society. Humor also plays an important role in Christian preaching and is found in various sermon contexts. However, whether the humor used in preaching is always of good quality, is doubtful. This article aims to highlight the role of humor in preaching. The phenomenon of humor and the role of humor in the Bible is described and, lastly, the use of humor in preaching is explored.


Keywords

Humor; Homiletiek; Inkulturasie; Nar; Prediking

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