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ErvaringsgeoriŽnteerde geloofsoordrag: geloofwaardige waarheid

W C Kloppers

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 24, No 1 (2003), 104-112. doi: 10.4102/ve.v24i1.315

Submitted: 15 October 2003
Published:  15 October 2003


The central question in a theological† communication† theory is the mediation between tradition and experience. How can the reality of God and the reality of human beings be connected on the level of experience? The† transmission of the Christian faith is about the mediation of a symbolic reality, meant to bring about spiritual experience and experience of meaning. Not only the cognitive dimension, but† the affective, emotive, conative, aesthetic and social dimensions have to play an active role. The communication of faith on all levels of experience is thus a sine qua non for theologians and educators of religion. The challenge for theology is to recognize ways† in which experience-driven religious education can be practised.

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W C Kloppers, Hervormde Teologiese Kollege, South Africa



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