Verbum et Ecclesia
On-line version ISSN 1609-9982
STRACHAN, Jacobus J. (Jakkie). Narratives of difference and sameness. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.2, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1609-9982. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/VE.V36I2.1445.
As an Afrikaner man doing research on ubuntu, what are the possibilities for meaningful research? In this article, some aspects of the difficulties and possibilities that may be encountered in such a research programme will be explored. Within a postmodern worldview, and framed within postfoundational practical theology, social-constructionism, a narrative hermeneutic metaphor and autoethnography will be used as tools to explore some difficulties and possibilities of such a research undertaking.