Pastoral care in a context of poverty : a search for a pastoral care model that is contexual and liberating

Author: Buffel, Olehile Andries

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Educational level: PhD (Practical Theology)

Discipline: Practical Theology

University: University of Pretoria

Abstract: This research deals with poverty as a context in which pastoral care isdeveloped and practiced. The research is done from the “belly of the whale”as liberation theologians usually say. Efforts are made to study poverty fromthe painful reality as experienced by the poor. It is theology (pastoral care)from the “underside of history.”The research:

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Keywords: religious aspects, social problems, South Africa, church, pastorial care, pastorial theology, poverty, christianity, poor



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