Unshackling the church

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dc.contributor.author Vellem, Vuyani Shadrack
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-09T09:15:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-09T09:15:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.description.abstract In whose ‘order’, ‘newness’ and ‘foundation’ is ecclesiology based in South Africa? The colonial legacy of pigmentocracy, the cultural domination and annihilation of the indigenous dispensation of black Africans, is not devoid of institutional structures of faith and their historical performance in South Africa. The church is one institution in South Africa that played a crucial role in perpetrating perversities of racial, economic and cultural exclusion with a fetish of its institutional character that is still pervasive and dangerously residual in post-1994 South Africa. By presenting a brief outline of the basics on ecclesiology, the article argues that things remain the same the more things seem to change if the methodological approach to ecclesiology circumvents the edifice and foundations on which the history of ecclesiology in South Africa is built. To unshackle the church, a Black Theology of liberation must begin from and debunk the foundations of models of ecclesiology that are conceived on perverse theological and ideologised forms of faith that have become residually hazardous in South Africa post-1994. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Vellem V.S., 2015, ‘Unshackling the Church’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(3), Art. #3119, 5 pages.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i3.3119. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3119
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51745
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Ecclesiology en_ZA
dc.subject Black Theology of liberation en_ZA
dc.subject Post-1994 South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Church en_ZA
dc.title Unshackling the church en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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