n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - A time for complementarity : African Theology, Black Theology and the AICs
|Article Title||A time for complementarity : African Theology, Black Theology and the AICs|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Author||Victor Molobi and Willem Saayman|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||324 - 337|
|Keyword(s)||African Initiated Churches, African Theology, Black Theology, Christology, Complementarity, Ecclesiology and Liberation|
The time for polarisation and competition among different forms of African theologizing is over. African Theology, Black Theology and the theological articulation of the AICs should be conceived as the three sides of an equilateral triangle. This does not mean a fusing of the three theological 'streams', nor a simple assimilation of one into the other. Instead, theologians in Africa should seek common ground to foster a new inclusive discourse, especially in relation to mission. For this to take place the historical background of each stream needs to be taken into account, and all three should be seen as valid forms of 'local theology' in Africa. Areas of complentarity that need attention are liberation, ecclesiology and Christology. A missiology of self-transcendence is needed within each of these streams if they are to grow in complementarity.
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