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Poetically Africa dwells: A dialogue between Heidegger

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 31, No 1 | a381 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.381 | © 2010 Johann-Albrecht Meylahn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 March 2010 | Published: 19 November 2010

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The search for new paradigms and perspectives for practical theology in South Africa begins with the context, South Africa. What perspectives are given and what perspectives respond to the call of this context when this African context is brought into dialogue with the thoughts of a thinker who has to a large extent determined the paradigm of postmodern Western thought? This article was inspired by the hope that such a dialogue will reveal unique outcomes that could offer perspectives and possible paradigms for doing postfoundational practical theology in South Africa. I specifically brought into dialogue Heidegger


Africa; emerging church; Heidegger; postfoundational theology; ubuntu


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