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Metaphoric theology and God images in a hermeneutics for pastoral care and counselling
Verbum et Ecclesia
Because of the recent development in pastoral care, a hermeneutic model is proposed. Metaphors in pastoral care and counselling are embedded in the life stories of parishioners. As an interpreter of Stories/stories, it is the diagnostic task of the pastor to make a pastoral assessment of the meaning and significance of these stories in terms of God images. In order to do that, the pastoral issues regarding encounter (partnership, companionship, commitment and intimacy) have been linked to thedoi:10.4102/ve.v17i1.1116 fatcat:cgugm7y5w5fffhtlpwefrb2vqe