Empirical research and congregational analysis : some methodological guidelines for the South African context

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dc.contributor.author Nel, Malan
dc.contributor.author Schoeman, W.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-16T09:55:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-16T09:55:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description Part of this article was delivered by the authors as a paper (“Empirical and contextual congegrational analysis – meeting social and divine desires”) at the IAPT conference at the Vrije Universiteit university in Amsterdam on 21-26 July 2011. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Empirical research is an inescapable part of responsible congregational analysis. The first question pertains to the value and contribution that empirical research has made to the process of congregational analysis. This article will briefly refer to such contributions. Such analysis can be approached from many different angles and in many different ways. The question remains: Which principles and guidelines should be taken into account when we do such an analysis? On top of all of this is the challenge to do it within the South African context. What should a congregational analysis which will help South African congregations look like? In the search for some methodological guidelines for congregational analysis for the South African context there will, firstly, be a discussion of a number of theological points of departure for a congregational analysis. Following on that will be the methodological guidelines for congregational analysis and, thirdly, guidelines for the South African context will be discussed. The argument in the article ends with a critical reflection of the markers discussed, and a look at the road ahead. Empirical research is an inescapable part of responsible congregational analysis. The first question pertains to the value and contribution that empirical research has made to the process of congregational analysis. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ufs.ac.za/ActaTheologica en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nel, M & Schoeman, WJ 2015, 'Empirical research and congregational analysis : some methodological guidelines for the South African context', Acta Theologica, sp. 22, pp. 85-102. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8758
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/actat.v21i1.7S
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51409
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © UV/UFS en_ZA
dc.subject Congregational analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Empirical research en_ZA
dc.subject Methodology en_ZA
dc.subject Contextual en_ZA
dc.subject Gemeente analise en_ZA
dc.subject Empiriese navorsing en_ZA
dc.subject Metodologie en_ZA
dc.subject Kontekstueel en_ZA
dc.title Empirical research and congregational analysis : some methodological guidelines for the South African context en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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