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Die invloed van meta-teorieë op basisteorieë in die beoefening van die Praktiese Teologie

H. P. Van den Berg, T. F.J. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 1 | a5774 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i1.5774 | © 2019 H. P. Van den Berg, T. F.J. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2019 | Published: 31 March 1995

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H. P. Van den Berg, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
T. F.J. Dreyer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Meta-theories, base-theories and theories of practice in Pratical Theology
The problem of meta-theories and base-theories, their interaction and the influence of each on the scientific process, have widely been debated in practical theology. In South Africa two meta-theories namely the system- theory together with the theory that social science is busy with the study of actions, are having the greater deal of attention. The purpose of this article is to point out the fact that an early and absolute choice of particular meta-theories, restricts the work of practical theology because it will influence your base-theories, and can weaken the theological content of practical theology. An attempt is made to offer a model by which the interaction between, meta-theories, base-theories and theories of practice can he understood and which can also help the theologian, busy with practical theology, to steer clear of problems and understand the meta- influences in his own scientific work.

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