Original Research

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


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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