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An epistemology of facilitation: A Julian Müller story

H. Elmo Pienaar
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 35, No 2 | a863 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v35i2.863 | © 2014 H. Elmo Pienaar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 06 August 2014

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H. Elmo Pienaar, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The article furthered an epistemology of facilitation. It was created through bringing into focus broad movements in Julian Müller’s theoretical academic development. Rather than explaining at length the epistemological concepts characterising Müller’s theoretical development – rightly because of the importance of narrative in Julian Müller’s work – the article sought to link a social psychological dimension of both Müller and the author to these concepts. Resulting from Müller’s work, the author regarded a narrative approach, social constructionism and postfoundationalism as important epistemological conversational partners in practical theological facilitation.


Julian Müller; Facilitation; Practical Theological Facilitation; Narrative; Social Constructionism; Postfoundationalism


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