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Prediking as pastorale uitnodiging tot deelname: ‘n Kultureel-linguistiese beskouing

Hannes Reinecke, Julian C. Müller
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 66, No 2 | a515 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v66i2.515 | © 2010 Hannes Reinecke, Julian C. Müller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 October 2009 | Published: 12 August 2010

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Hannes Reinecke, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Julian C. Müller, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Preaching as a pastoral invitation to participate: A cultural-linguistic view
As a practical theologian, the author of this article adopts a social-constructionist approach, namely Lindbeck’s cultural-linguistic method, which focuses on narratives and grammar as vehicles of identity, and individuals’ choice to be part of a group by accepting the group’s traditions. This article discusses preaching as a pastoral action by examining the specific role that preaching has to fulfil in order to be pastoral within a cultural-linguistic model. The role of narratives, the Bible, the context of the group and individual, and the tradition of the group are also discussed. The article concludes by citing two specific homiletic proposals for narrative pastoral preaching.


narrative preaching; pastoral; culturallinguistic; intratextually played; narrative identity


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