Om te gee : ’n Godsdiens- en sendingwetenskaplike perspektief

Show simple item record Beyers, Jaco 2013-04-18T11:05:14Z 2013-04-18T11:05:14Z 2012-10-22
dc.description.abstract Human nature has been depicted as being utilitarian. This means that man considers all social action in terms of an optimalisation of privilege for the self. Marcel Mauss challenged this theory by investigating the possibility of human nature as being anti-utilitarian. Man does not give in order to receive. Human social action is not necessarily motivated by what man stands to gain. The diaconate of the church can be seen as the social action of giving. There is a close connection between the diaconate and the apostolate as actions of giving by the church. This article wants to determine whether these actions by the church are utilitarian in nature. Sundermeier’s use of the concept of convivence is used to illustrate how the church acts in an anti-utilitarian fashion when engaging in the diaconate and the apostolate. The social theory of Mauss, the missionary perspective of Sundermeier and the theology on the diaconate by Moltmann are brought into conversation with one another in order to illustrate the anti-utilitarian activities of the church in society. en
dc.description.librarian am2013 en
dc.description.librarian mn2013
dc.description.uri en
dc.format.extent 7 pages en
dc.format.medium PDF en
dc.identifier.citation Beyers, J. 2012, ‘Om te gee: ’n Godsdiens- en Sendingwetenskaplike perspektief’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68(1), Art. #1289, 7 pages. 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1289 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1289
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Religion perspectives en
dc.subject Missiological perspectives en
dc.subject.lcsh Missions -- Theory en
dc.title Om te gee : ’n Godsdiens- en sendingwetenskaplike perspektief en
dc.title.alternative To give : a science of religion and missiological perspective en
dc.type Article en

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