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Geloofsverskille: waar kom hulle vandaan en wat maak ons met hulle?

WJ Jordaan
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 28, No 2 | a116 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v28i2.116 | © 2007 WJ Jordaan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 September 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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Abstract

In this article about the origin of differences in faith and how we can/should deal with them, the article explores the extent to which language may guide or misguide our reflections about God as mystery, and how differences in faith become embedded in the nature and dynamics of religious discourse; both external and internal. Such discourses are then linked to four phases of faith which emerge in various permutations and combinations; are recursively linked; and together attest to faith as a journey and not as a fixed destination. These phases are: blind gullibility and stultification; conflict and doubt; outsidership; and a sense of wonder/fundamental trust. Focussing

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