A critical black analysis of the church’s role in the post-apartheid struggle for socio-economic justice

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dc.contributor.author Vellem, Vuyani Shadrack
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-06T08:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-06T08:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract This article reflects on the role of the church in the economic justice discourse post 1994 within the context of a dominant calculative rationality. It is firstly argued that language becomes distorted as a functionary of the dominant market fundamentalism in this context. Furthermore, the saturation of pragmatist politics, equally a sign of the crippling effects of this rationality, impedes democratic impulses as it eclipses theoretical and intellectual discourse. The article demonstrates that the passages from GEAR to NGP do not portray a significant radical change in economic policy. On the contrary, 'faith' has become central in an ambiguous economic imaginary. Ecclesiastical discourse, particularly its lapse into “church theology” mode, delinks social justice from reconciliation. Against an elusive interlocutor in this context, black theology of liberation must be authentic to the plight of the scum of the earth to achieve the goals of social justice in history. en
dc.description.librarian am2014 en
dc.description.librarian mn2014
dc.description.uri http://www.unisa.ac.za/she en
dc.identifier.citation Vellem, V 2013, 'A critical black analysis of the church’s role in the post-apartheid struggle for socio-economic justice', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae: Journal of the Church History Society of Southern Africa, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 113-130. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40039
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.rights Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Post-apartheid struggle en
dc.subject Black theology of liberation en
dc.subject Church's role en
dc.subject Social-economic justice en
dc.subject Faith en
dc.subject Growth, Employment, and Redistribution (GEAR) en
dc.subject New Growth Path Framework (NGP) en
dc.subject.lcc Apartheid -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Socialism and Christianity en
dc.title A critical black analysis of the church’s role in the post-apartheid struggle for socio-economic justice en
dc.type Article en


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