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'n Sosiologiese studie van die glossolalie verskynsel in die Christelike godsdiens

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dc.contributor.author H"olscher F en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:35Z
dc.date.created 1974 en
dc.date.submitted 1977 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/142112
dc.description.abstract The phenomenon of speaking in tongues or glossolalia has enjoyed renewed interest since 1960. This dissertation attempts to place the study of the glossolalial phenomenon within the framework of a sociological theory. Peter L. Berger s action theory, indicates that human activity unfolds in the dialectical articulation of three moments of existence, externalisation, objectivation and internalisation. These three moments of being form the basis of the constitution of meaning which we call semio praxis . Man s life-world appears to him in terms of the meaning which he constitutes in it. This does not make man the mid-point of his world. He is continually involved with his surrounding world. For the sake of the study, this is described in terms of three encounter-dimensions of the surrounding world: The Transcendental, the material and the societal. Another characteristic of human social behaviour is that it is legitimated, which takes place in various ways, so we present a typology of legitimisation-orientations based on this. The last chapter of the theoretical argument is devoted to alienation. Human character is fundamentally dialectical, so that when this dialectical nature is not manifested in man s activity he experiences alienation. There are various forms of alienation, which is why we present the forms of alienation as a typology. The second theme of the study is a general discussion of glossolalia. The socio-historical aspect concentrates on glossolalia in South Africa. Under the third theme, the more empirical data of Theme II are interpreted theoretically, with particular attention to glossolalia as human action. The possible connection between glossolalia and alienation is investigated, as well as the way in which glossolalia is legitimated in Pentecostal circles. In conclusion, the socio-historical data are interpreted. It was necessary to qualify the action theory by the application of two models, one Weberian and one Marxian. The early years of the Pentecostal movement is stressed. The question is asked as to how the established Afrikaans churches handled this problem (a Weberian model), against the answer of the Pentecostal groups (a Marxian model). The glossolalial phenomenon in South Africa incorporated deprived people into the structure of the society. Now we face the question: how will these social factors influence the future character of the Pentecostal church in South Africa? en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Sociology en
dc.subject Fields of specialization en
dc.subject 079 Religion en
dc.title 'n Sosiologiese studie van die glossolalie verskynsel in die Christelike godsdiens en
dc.title.alternative A sociological study of the glossalalia phenomenon in Christian religion en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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