Religion, identity, and pastoral care : gender related perspectives of reality. A quest for method

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cumpsty, John S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Nixon, Marion en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T12:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T12:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nixon, M. 1994. Religion, identity, and pastoral care : gender related perspectives of reality. A quest for method. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14240
dc.description Includes bibliographies. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract My study investigates the possibility of gender preference for the possible paradigms of reality established in Cumpsty's theory of religion. According to him there are three possible paradigms for the nature of the ultimately-real to which one would belong. These generate three ideal types of religious tradition he has labelled Nature Religion (NR), Withdrawal Religion, and Secular World Affirming Religion (SWAR). These labels reflect the adherents' understanding of and engagement with their immediate 'world-out-there'. Using CUmpsty's general theory of religion and writers on feminine identity, I explored the theoretical relationship between paradigms for reality and gender. This indicated a theoretical preference for NR by women within a SWAR dominated western culture. I then report field studies in which instruments were tested which were themselves intended to test the existence of the relationship between paradigms of reality and gender. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.title Religion, identity, and pastoral care : gender related perspectives of reality. A quest for method en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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