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Verbum et Ecclesia

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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.32 n.1 Pretoria  2011

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v32i1.465 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Outo-etnografie as selfhulp vir predikante met bedieningsmoegheid: Verkennende opmerkings

 

Auto-ethnography as self-help for ministers with ministry-fatigue: Exploratory remarks

 

 

Alfred R. Brunsdon; George A. Lotter

Practical Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

This article addressed the possible benefits of auto-ethnography as a form of self-help for ministers suffering from ministry-fatigue. Given the fact that the ministry is a vocation with little or no support for its workers, ministers must develop self-help skills to manage fatigue. Auto-ethnography is an exciting new development in the field of qualitative research methodology. In recent times, a number of researchers have used this method to shed light on various phenomena, especially those of a personal nature. This article explored the notion that, apart from making a contribution to science, auto-ethnography also has therapeutic value for writers who implement this method. This article made some exploratory remarks on this issue, with special reference to the therapeutic possibilities that it may have for ministers suffering from ministry-fatigue.


 

 

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Correspondence:
Alfred Brunsdon
PO Box 10049
Lichtenburg 2740
South Africa
Email: arbrunsdon@gmail.com

Received: 05 Oct. 2010
Accepted: 03 Apr. 2011
Published: 24 Aug. 2011

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