Inter Related Stories
This study seeks to clarify the inter in the word 'intercultural', especially when it comes to the interaction of people from different cultural backgrounds coming together in a pastoral situation. As critical reflection on intercultural pastoral care, intercultural pastoral theology is relevant for immigrant congregations as well as for non-immigrants' churches and parishes that are increasingly being confronted with questions of intercultural relationships in public and private life. The study starts with the intimation of God's presence in the inter-space of awe and responsibility that occur between people truly sharing their life stories. Dr. Mechteld Jansen is professor of missiology at the Protestant Theological University at Utrecht, the Netherlands, and until 2010 she was a researcher in the field of intercultural pastoral theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Publication Date: 12/28/2011