Intrapersoonlike transformasie by pastors – die paradoks van emosionele verwonding as bron tot genesing

Show simple item record Nolte, S. Philip (Stephanus Philippus) Dreyer, Yolanda 2010-02-16T06:36:22Z 2010-02-16T06:36:22Z 2009
dc.description.abstract This article reflects upon the way in which the interplay between reason and emotion influences pastors’ lives and ministry. It studies the process of inner transformation as a meaningful way for pastors to become ‘healed healers’. Inner transformation is described in terms of Aristotle’s phronēsis and Paul Ricoeur’s movement from mimēsis to mimēsis. The article argues that ‘healing’ in no way purports that pastors are able to heal others in a literal sense, but merely that by being conscious of their own wounds, pastors can experience the paradox that their own wounds could become a source of healing. This approach to woundedness is interpreted from two distinct perspectives. Firstly, it is seen from the perspective of Jesus as the human face of God. Jesus’ emotional disposition towards the nobodies of his time is seen as paradigmatic for pastors’ relationships with others. Secondly, woundedness is seen within the context of the metaphor of the wounded healer as narrated in ancient Greek mythology, and used by Carl Jung in a psychiatric setting. It is not only pastors’ knowledge of the Bible, theological tradition and different pastoral and other therapeutic theories, models and methods that facilitates meaningful interaction between themselves and others. Central to pastors’ role as wounded healers is their conscious acknowledgement of their own humanity and therefore their own woundedness. en
dc.identifier.citation Nolte, S.P., & Dreyer, Y., 2009, ‘Intrapersoonlike transformasie by pastors – die paradoks van emosionele verwonding as bron tot genesing’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #146, 9 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v65i1.146. [] af
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v65i1.146
dc.language.iso Afrikaans af
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Emosionele verwonding af
dc.subject Emosionele genesing af
dc.subject Intrapersoonlike transformasie af
dc.subject Gewonde pastors af
dc.subject Pastors en
dc.subject Inner transformation en
dc.subject Woundedness en
dc.subject.lcsh Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961 -- Influence en
dc.subject.lcsh Clergy -- Religious life en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychic trauma en
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Mental healing en
dc.subject.lcsh Healers en
dc.title Intrapersoonlike transformasie by pastors – die paradoks van emosionele verwonding as bron tot genesing af
dc.title.alternative Interpersonal transformation of pastors – the paradox of emotional trauma as source to healing en
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