Inhabiting compassion : a pastoral theological paradigm

Show simple item record Zylla, Phil C. 2017-10-30T04:55:42Z 2017-10-30T04:55:42Z 2017-08-31
dc.description Prof. Dr Phil Zylla is participating in the research project, ‘Gender Studies and Practical Theology Theory Formation’, directed by Prof. Dr Yolanda Dreyer, Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Inspired by the vision of care in Vincent van Gogh’s depiction of the parable of the Good Samaritan, this article offers a paradigm for inhabiting compassion. Compassion is understood in this article as a moral emotion that is also a pathocentric virtue. This definition creates a dynamic view of compassion as a desire to alleviate the suffering of others, the capacity to act on behalf of others and a commitment to sustain engagement with the suffering other. To weave this vision of compassion as a habitus rather than a theoretical construct, the article develops three phases of compassion: seeing, companioning and sighing. This framework deepens and augments a pastoral theological paradigm of compassion with the aim of inculcating an inhabited compassion in caregivers and the communities in which they participate. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Zylla, P.C., 2017, ‘Inhabiting compassion: A pastoral theological paradigm’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 73(4), a4644. 10.4102/hts.v73i4.4644. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i4.4644
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Good Samaritan en_ZA
dc.subject Compassion en_ZA
dc.subject Pathocentric virtue en_ZA
dc.subject Suffering en_ZA
dc.title Inhabiting compassion : a pastoral theological paradigm en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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