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HIV and/or AIDS, migrant labour and the experience of God: A practical theological postfoundationalist approach

Keith August, Julian C. Müller
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 67, No 3 | a774 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i3.774 | © 2011 Keith August, Julian C. Müller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 December 2009 | Published: 28 March 2011

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Keith August, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Julian C. Müller, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Migrant workers in the Deciduous Fruit Industry are part of the marginalised communities in South Africa who have been severely affected by HIV and/or AIDS. A postfoundationalist approach and the Seven Movements proposed by Müller were traced to present the research undertaken amongst migrant workers with HIV or AIDS. The practical theological investigation was developed from the praxis of HIV and AIDS and the question that it aimed to answer was: ‘What is the experience of God in the lives of persons affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS?’ Whilst it is understood that Christian belief has its own, exclusive integrity, if it is to be valid, it should be able to incorporate the different dimensions of our modern practice to give it the maximum level of meaning and significance.


HIV and Aids; migrant labour; marginalized communities; postfoundationalist approach


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