HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
Print version ISSN 0259-9422
FRANCIS, Leslie J.. Interpreting and responsding to the Johannine feeding narrative: An empirical study in the SIFT hermeneutical method amongst Anglican ministry training candidates. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.1, pp.1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.
Drawing on Jungian psychological type theory, the SIFT method of biblical hermeneutics and liturgical preaching maintains that different psychological type preferences are associated with distinctive readings of scripture. In the present study this theory was tested amongst two groups of ministry training candidates (a total of 26 participants) who were located within working groups according to their psychological type preferences, and invited to reflect on the Johannine feeding narrative (Jn 6:4-22), and to document their discussion. Analysis of these data provided empirical support for the theory underpinning the SIFT method.