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Generating hope in pastoral care through relationships

Tobias H. Steyn, Maake J. Masango
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 1 | a957 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.957 | © 2012 Tobias H. Steyn, Maake J. Masango | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 September 2010 | Published: 07 May 2012

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Tobias H. Steyn, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Maake J. Masango, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

This article concerned itself with the notion of Christian hope, in the midst of suffering, where this hope will find its energy from within a relationship with God and his people. Hope in God finds its substance from our past, our present and our future relationship with God. Because of this relationship, Christian hope urges caregivers and care seekers into action, enabling them to resist evil and bringing liberation in suffering.

Keywords

community; future; hope; past; pastoral care; present; suffering

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