Scielo RSS <![CDATA[Acta Theologica]]> vol. 32 num. 1 lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> <![CDATA[<b>Pastorale begeleiding aan die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring</b>]]> A person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is someone who was exposed to intense trauma impacting that person's life negatively at various levels. Although dissociative identity disorder is described as a mental disorder in the DSM-IV, there are still unresolved issues regarding the phenomenon. Assistance should take place with care and sensitivity in order to guide the person with dissociative identity disorder taking into consideration integral dimensions of personal humanity. It is submitted that guidance in this respect can therefore not be unilaterally psychological or pastoral by nature. Effective assistance to the person implies an approach where different disciplines are part of a multidisciplinary support team. The question this article explores is how pastoral counselling may contribute to this approach in guidance of the person with dissociative identity disorder. A case study is discussed in which the conclusion is made that pastoral care has an effective role in the healing process of the person with dissociative identity disorder.<hr/>Die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring is iemand wat aan geweldige trauma blootgestel was en wat op verskeie vlakke van sy/ haar lewe negatief beïnvloed word daardeur. Alhoewel dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring in die DSM-IV¹ beskryf word as 'n psigiese afwyking, is daar steeds baie kontroversie en vrae rondom die verskynsel. Hulpverlening moet met baie sorg en sensitiwiteit geskied om die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring op alle dimensies van menswees te begelei. Sodoende hoef die begeleiding dus nie die gevaar te loop om eensydig psigologies of pastoraal van aard te geskied nie. Effektiewe hulpverlening aan die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring impliseer 'n benadering waarin die verskillende dissiplines deel uitmaak van 'n multidissiplinêre begeleidingspan. Die vraag wat in hierdie artikel ondersoek word, is of en indien wel, kan die pastoraat bydra tot die begeleiding van hierdie persoon. 'n Gevallestudie word bespreek waaruit die gevolgtrekking gemaak kan word, dat die pastoraat 'n beslissende effektiewe rol in die genesingsproses van die persoon met dissosiatiewe identiteitsversteuring speel. <![CDATA[<b>The function of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" in Matthew's gospel</b>]]> On six occurrences (8:12; 13:42; 13:50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30), Matthew recorded Jesus pronouncing judgment, using the idiom "weeping and gnashing of teeth". Each occurrence played a central role in the development of Matthew's theology, by communicating not only a fundamental component of the theme of judgment, but also an increasing force and potency of the event itself. It was discovered that the phrase may have four possible functions, namely (a) a system by which Matthew hoped to make the message of the particular passage unforgettable; (b) a prophetic anticipation of an aspect of the larger shape of history; (c) a linguistic device to increase the degree of emphasis or heighten the force given to the message of eschatological judgment; and (d) a literary connector holding together a number of specific passages of Scripture. In Matthew's case, the phrase glues together the passages that communicate a holistic theology of end-of-time judgment. <![CDATA[<b>Can christian ethics be used to engage business? A (South) African consideration</b>]]> Business enterprises are in a position to exert a significant influence on society - particularly in the context of developing countries. Businesses no longer simply influence shareholders, employees and customers, but also play a role in strengthening (or weakening) political institutions and contributing to the wellbeing of other stakeholders. The result is that business enterprises are increasingly accountable to a growing number of stakeholders. In this article the possibility of utilising Christian ethics to engage business is investigated. The question is whether it is at all possible for the church to address the business world by applying its particular ethical resources, and - should this be possible - what form such engagements could take. <![CDATA[<b>The pastor as whisperer. Thoughts on pastoral identity and practice in analogy of the horse whisperer</b>]]> Generally, note have been taken that the work of pastoral care and the pastoral counselor are surrounded by identity issues for the latter part of the previous century and in the first decade of this century. In some circles it is even described as a profession without a place or position, looking and struggling for recognition, experiencing a crisis. In this article some of the reasons underlying these identity issues are mentioned or described. Comparing it with the work of a horse therapist, a horse whisperer, the unique position and emphasis of pastoral counseling and the pastoral counselor are pointed out with specific reference to the use of scripture, shared woundedness, the pastoral relationship, the moments of pastoral silence with distinct meaning and a particular sort of externalization. Keeping this in mind, the pastoral therapist can be still be deemed pastor aeturnus <![CDATA[<b>Michel Foucault se historiografiese benadering as lens in historiese ondersoeke</b>]]> In the article the author argues that Foucault's insights on the archaeological historiography, genealogy and discourse analysis can be used as a lens to write history as well as to deconstruct the existing historical sources. Foucault's main thesis is that history is largely an illusion. Foucault contrasts effective historiography with traditional historiography. He is against the traditional scheme of historical research. Foucault's archaeological historiography is a method of historical analysis that is free from the anthropological theme. In the article the following themes will be discussed: Foucault and post-structuralism, Foucault and the archaeological historiography, Foucault and the genealogical historiography, Foucault and discourse analysis, Foucault and the formation of objects of discourse, Foucault and the reading process and Foucault knowledge and truth, Foucault and power and discipline. Attention will also be given in this paper to Ricoeur's notions on historiography.