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Narratives of difference and sameness

Jacobus J. (Jakkie) Strachan
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 36, No 2 | a1445 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v36i2.1445 | © 2015 Jacobus J. (Jakkie) Strachan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 March 2015 | Published: 03 July 2015

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Jacobus J. (Jakkie) Strachan, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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As an Afrikaner man doing research on ubuntu, what are the possibilities for meaningful research? In this article, some aspects of the difficulties and possibilities that may be encountered in such a research programme will be explored. Within a postmodern worldview, and framed within postfoundational practical theology, social-constructionism, a narrative hermeneutic metaphor and autoethnography will be used as tools to explore some difficulties and possibilities of such a research undertaking.


Practical Theology; Postfoundationalism; Ubuntu


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