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A missiological glance at South African Black theology

Kalemba Mwambazambi

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 31, No 1 (2010), 7 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v31i1.53

Submitted: 10 July 2009
Published:  11 November 2010

Abstract

Black South African theologians created South African Black theology during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a conscious and theological dimension of the liberation struggle against apartheid. They drew inspiration from African-American theology, biblical hermeneutics and the raw material of their own experiences and suffering, whilst simultaneously creating a new theological paradigm and political orientation to liberate Black South Africans from apartheid and European domination. Inevitably, South African Black theology was a liberation theology aimed at helping to eradicate the existing socio-political order. This article gave a missiological overview of Black theology and examined and assessed the relevance of this theology to contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. The critical-theological research method was used.

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Kalemba Mwambazambi, UNISA, South Africa

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