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The diakonia of Practical Theology to the alienated in South Africa in the light of 1 Peter

Gert Breed
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 35, No 1 | a847 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v35i1.847 | © 2014 Gert Breed | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 February 2013 | Published: 31 July 2014


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Abstract

This article investigates the role that Practical Theology can play in addressing the problem of alienation amongst the people of South Africa. The investigation is conducted from the viewpoint of the biblical concept of diakonia (service work). This concept as well as the content of Practical Theology as it is found in the first letter of Peter is investigated with the purpose of elucidating the diakonia of Practical Theology with regard to alienation. Four questions are answered in the article:


Keywords

Practical Theology, diakonia, ministry, 1 Peter, chrarismata, alienation, South Africa, suffering

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