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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Steyn, Tobias Hertzog van Reenen
Email tssteyn@gmail.com
URN etd-11102010-120742
Document Title Who cares for the people in Zimbabwe? : a challenge to pastoral caregivers in South Africa
Degree PhD
Department Practical Theology
Advisor Name Title
Prof M J Masango Supervisor
  • pastoral caregivers
  • Church in Zimbabwe
Date 2010-09-03
Availability unrestricted
This dissertation concerns itself with the task of creating a pastoral care model in order to offer care for the people in Zimbabwe, whilst the political instability causes much suffering to these people. It was motivated from the author's personal relationships with various Zimbabweans and his understanding that Zimbabweans are his neighbours in need. Through Narrative Therapy, the author used his understanding of Christian hope, creating positive future stories with Zimbabweans.

The hope and focus of this dissertation is to research the problem in Zimbabwe, in order to help the Church in its role as prophet and pastoral caregiver. However, this dissertation would have been to no avail, if it did not attempt to create a model of caring which will empower the South African Church to become pastoral caregivers towards the Church in Zimbabwe.

  • Firstly, the author will strive to clarify the problems faced by the Zimbabwean Church.
  • Secondly, the author will seek to bring an awareness of this problem in Zimbabwe to the Church in South Africa, through its prophetic voice.
  • Thirdly, the author hopes to create a model of pastoral care that will not only care spiritually for the people, but will also meet some of the physical and emotional needs of the people in Zimbabwe.

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Please cite as follows:

Steyn, TH 2010, Who cares for the people in Zimbabwe? : a challenge to pastoral caregivers in South Africa, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11102010-120742/ >


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