oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - From liberation to democracy: Theologies of bread and being in the new South Africa
|Article Title||From liberation to democracy: Theologies of bread and being in the new South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 School of Theology, University of Natal|
|Publication Date||Apr 1998|
|Pages||54 - 73|
|Keyword(s)||Attitudes in society, Bill of Rights, Colonialism, Constitution, Corruption, Culture of self-pity, Democratisation In 1994, Economic reconstruction, Entitlement, Mismanagement, New political elite, Parastatal bureaucracy, Political transformation, Previously privileged, Public protector, Social reconstruction and Western values|
The author discusses the role of the church in South African society in the past, present and future. In the past the role of the church was connected to the divisions in society. He identifies three kinds of theology in apartheid South Africa: state theology, prophetic theology and church theology. State theology tried to maintain the status quo, prophetic theology was in opposition to the state, while church theology emphasised reconciliation - bringing the two sides together.
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