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Bibil Identifier bibil:213051
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading Philemon as Therapeutic Narrative
Author Jordaan, Pierre J.
Author Nolte, S. Philip
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 66, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-6 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article analysed the different narratives implied in Philemon by utilising the narrative therapeutic approach, as developed by Epston and White (1990). A dominant narrative (the harsh treatment of slaves in the early Christian environment) and a challenging narrative (a more humane conduct of slaves) were clearly distinguished. The article showed Paul’s attempt to bridge the gap between these two narratives by using certain pointers, possibly taken from mystery religions and Jesus’ example. In conclusion, the narrative therapeutic approach proved to be a new and unique way of looking at Philemon’s narrative world.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v66i1.307
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letter to Philemon
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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