Between Christian love and professional orientation : reflections on the double bind code of Christian social workers (deaconesses and deacons) in Germany

This article highlights the challenges and opportunities of Christian social workers in the tradition of deaconesses and deacons in today’s Germany. Their professional self-conception as social workers between church and society is analysed. By this, a new approach of linking up a theological perspe...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 73; no. 2; pp. 1 - 7
Main Author: Eurich, Johannes
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria AOSIS 02-21-2017
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Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: This article highlights the challenges and opportunities of Christian social workers in the tradition of deaconesses and deacons in today’s Germany. Their professional self-conception as social workers between church and society is analysed. By this, a new approach of linking up a theological perspective with diaconal professionalism, is presented.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v73i2.4687