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CILLIERS, Johan. Seeing, sighing, signing - contours of a vulnerable homiletic. Scriptura [online]. 2017, vol.116. ISSN 2305-445X.

In this article the many in-between spaces of paradox that characterise the society of South Africa, up to this day, are seen as liminal breeding grounds for what could be called a vulnerable homiletic. Three key concepts are discussed as being inherent to such a homiletic, namely seeing, sighing, and signing. These key concepts are exemplified by reference to sermons by former Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Desmond Tutu in particular. The article concludes with a reflection on an art work by South African artist Marco Cianfanelli.

Keywords : Observation; Perception; Lament; Vulnerability; Signs; Hope.

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