Kairos consciousness and the Zimbabwean ecclesiology’s response to crisis

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dc.contributor.author Paradza, Kudakwashe
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-01T13:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-01T13:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-11
dc.description This research is part of the research project, ‘Social Cohesion’, directed by Prof Dr. Vuyani Vellem of the Department of Systematic and Historical Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Christian church in Zimbabwe radically indicated the courage and consciousness to identify itself with the struggle for liberation of the marginalised, the oppressed and the impoverished, more specifically in the context of chimurenga or the armed struggle. Thus, the Kairos model of ecclesiology consistently and unequivocally supported masses who were the majority Zimbabweans during the protracted struggle of the 1970s against racial system, thereby assuming such designations as the church of struggle, the Church of chimurenga, the church in trenches and combat with the people; hence, the liberationist language signalled a symbol of Kairos consciousness for Zimbabwean ecclesiology. Kairos consciousness implies the liberationist methodological framework of ecclesiology when the church becomes the interlocutor and articulator identified and associated with non-persons. Furthermore, the non-persons, the impoverished and the marginalised occupy the epicentre of epistemological space in ecclesiological discourse. Precisely, the socio-economic and political landscape of Zimbabwe radically shifted from 2000 onwards, marking the genesis of a crisis. This article based on ecclesiology investigates prophetic role and the impact of the church in the context of Zimbabwean crisis. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Paradza, K., 2019, ‘Kairos consciousness and the Zimbabwean ecclesiology’s response to crisis’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 75(3), a5621. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v75i3.5621. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v75i3.5621
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/73902
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Kairos en_ZA
dc.subject Chimurenga en_ZA
dc.subject Consciousness en_ZA
dc.subject Black elite en_ZA
dc.subject Ecclesiology en_ZA
dc.subject Liberation en_ZA
dc.subject Crisis en_ZA
dc.subject Jambanja en_ZA
dc.subject Ivhu (land) en_ZA
dc.title Kairos consciousness and the Zimbabwean ecclesiology’s response to crisis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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