Reading and proclaiming the birth narratives from Luke and Matthew : a study in empirical theology amongst curates and their training incumbents employing the SIFT method

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dc.contributor.author Francis, L.J. (Leslie John), 1947-
dc.contributor.author Smith, Greg
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-28T10:50:53Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-28T10:50:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-30
dc.description.abstract Drawing on Jungian psychological type theory, the SIFT method of biblical hermeneutics and liturgical preaching suggests that the reading and proclaiming of scripture reflects the psychological type preferences of the reader and preacher. This thesis is examined amongst two samples of curates and training incumbents (N = 23, 27), serving in one Diocese of the Church of England, who completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Firstly, the narrative of the shepherds from Luke was discussed by groups organised according to scores on the perceiving process. In accordance with the theory, sensing types focused on details in the passage, but could reach no consensus on the larger picture, and intuitive types quickly identified an imaginative, integrative theme, but showed little interest in the details. Secondly, the narrative of the massacre of the infants from Matthew was discussed by groups organised according to scores on the judging process. In accordance with theory, the thinking types identified and analysed the big themes raised by the passage (political power, theodicy, obedience), whilst the feeling types placed much more emphasis on the impact that the passage may have on members of the congregation mourning the death of their child or grandchild. en
dc.description.librarian am2013 en
dc.description.librarian mn2013
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en
dc.identifier.citation Francis, L.J. & Smith, G., 2013, ‘Reading and proclaiming the Birth Narratives from Luke and Matthew: A study in empirical theology amongst curates and their training incumbents employing the SIFT method‘, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #2001, 13 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32197
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Luke en
dc.subject Reading and proclaiming of scripture en
dc.subject Matthew en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title Reading and proclaiming the birth narratives from Luke and Matthew : a study in empirical theology amongst curates and their training incumbents employing the SIFT method en
dc.type Article en


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