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Ervaringsgeoriënteerde geloofsoordrag: geloofwaardige waarheid

W C Kloppers
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 24, No 1 | a315 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v24i1.315 | © 2003 W C Kloppers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 October 2003 | Published: 15 October 2003

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W C Kloppers, Hervormde Teologiese Kollege, South Africa

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The central question in a theological  communication  theory is the mediation between tradition and experience. How can the reality of God and the reality of human beings be connected on the level of experience? The  transmission of the Christian faith is about the mediation of a symbolic reality, meant to bring about spiritual experience and experience of meaning. Not only the cognitive dimension, but  the affective, emotive, conative, aesthetic and social dimensions have to play an active role. The communication of faith on all levels of experience is thus a sine qua non for theologians and educators of religion. The challenge for theology is to recognize ways  in which experience-driven religious education can be practised.


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