Public theology in the South African context

Show simple item record De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne) 2014-06-23T12:19:30Z 2014-06-23T12:19:30Z 2013
dc.description.abstract In this article the most relevant features of South African society and the most important challenges Public Theology is faced with in this context are discussed. The most basic challenge identified is to reach agreement on the most appropriate notion of Public Theology. It is also necessary for Public Theology to help the churches and their members to overcome their uncertainty about the Christian assessment of the democratic dispensation in South Africa and the transformation policies introduced by the government. The development of an inspiring vision of the public role churches should play in South African society is identified as another important challenge. Churches would however, only be able to play an effective prophetic and constructive role in society if they embody the vision of a better society they proclaim and in this way serve as models of a better society. Public Theology is challenged to call the churches to be faithful to this vision and to prophetically criticise them when they are unfaithful to it. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation De Villiers, E 2013, 'Public theology in the South African context', Theologia Viatorum : Journal of Theology and Religion in Africa, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 83-107. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0378-4142
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of LIMPOPO en_US
dc.rights Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of LIMPOPO en_US
dc.subject Public Theology en_US
dc.subject South African context en_US
dc.subject Black theology en_US
dc.subject Theology of reconstruction en_US
dc.title Public theology in the South African context en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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