n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Toward a feminist missiological agenda : a case study of the Jacob Zuma rape trial

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



This paper has three aims. The first is to show that gender violence is a missiological concern. The consistent call in missiological circles to understand mission as not just conversion but indeed as spreading the good news of justice and love, requires an understanding of mission which seeks to transform (gender) injustice in the world (Bosch 1991; Grey 1992; Legge 2004). The second aim of this paper is to suggest that there is a need to develop a feminist missiological framework to deal with the issue of gender violence (Russell 2004; Heidemann 2004). Thirdly, the paper aims to provide an example of such a feminist missiological paradigm in action, where a deconstruction of life-denying gender ideologies contained within the biblical text is highlighted. The impact of such life-denying texts is demonstrated using the Jacob Zuma rape trial as a case study.

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