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HTS Theological Studies

versão On-line ISSN 2072-8050
versão impressa ISSN 0259-9422

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FRANCIS, Leslie J.; ROBBINS, Amanda  e  VILLAGE, Andrew. Psychological type and the pulpit: an empirical enquiry concerning preachers and the SIFT method of biblical hermeneutics. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2009, vol.65, n.1. ISSN 2072-8050.

A sample of 389 experienced preachers completed a measure of psychological type. They then read Mark 1:29-39 and recorded their evaluations of the four reflections on this passage proposed by Francis (1997) and which were derived from the SIFT method of biblical hermeneutics and liturgical preaching. Three main conclusions are drawn from these data. First, compared with the United Kingdom population norms, preachers within this sample were significantly more likely to prefer introversion, intuition, feeling and judging. Second, preachers were four times more likely to prefer a sensing interpretation of the text rather than a thinking interpretation, emphasising the richness of the narrative rather than facing the theological questions posed by it. Third, there was little evidence to suggest that preachers were less likely to appreciate interpretations consonant with their less preferred or inferior function than those consonant with their most preferred or dominant function. In this sense, the richness of the SIFT method should be accessible to preachers of all psychological types.

Palavras-chave : psychological type; SIFT method; biblical hermenutics; Gospel of Mark; preachers.

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