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HTS Theological Studies

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BOTHA, Darius. Die mens geaffekteer deur kanker: Voorlopige bakens geidentifiseer met die oog op die prediking na aanleiding van Jesus se afskeidsgesprek in die Johannes-evangelie. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2016, vol.72, n.2, pp.1-8. ISSN 2072-8050.

The life of a person affected by cancer becomes a confusion of emotions, experiences and tumultuous events. This takes place with immediate effect and can be summarised in one word 'havoc'. The question that comes to mind in this article is: In which way can preaching guide the person affected by cancer, to equip this person to find both sense and meaning in this life. The farewell speech of Jesus in the Gospel of John will serve as departure for the stipulation of the beacons for the preaching in the guidance of the person affected with cancer. The aim of this article is firstly to show that the person affected by cancer has specific needs concerning preaching, secondly that the farewell speech of Jesus in the Gospel of John assists the preaching with certain beacons and thirdly to motivate that the metaphor of a 'second' is the most suitable for this kind of preaching. The purpose with this article is that the researcher wants to emphasise that the person affected by cancer can still experience sense and meaning in this life.

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