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Doing liberation theology in the context of the Post-Apartheid South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolamo, Ramathate Tseka Hosea Makhetha, Lesekele Victor 2015-05-07T05:49:16Z 2015-05-07T05:49:16Z 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Makhetha, Lesekele Victor (2014) Doing liberation theology in the context of the Post-Apartheid South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The author strongly holds- in the thesis- that the Theology of liberation can inspi re the poor of South Africa to uproot the post-1994 socio-economic and political evil structures which continue unabated to impoverish them. The introductory chapter studies the reasons which motivated the author to write the thesis. It further discusses the method, the format and the limitations of the thesis. Chapter one focuses on the author's understanding of the Theology of liberation, and its historical background. Chapter two discusses the relationship between the Theology of Liberation and black theology, while chapter three contemplates on the possibility of the creation of what the author calls, An African Theology of Liberation. Chapter four studies the relationship between the Theology of liberation and the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church as taught by the pope and his council. The study of this relationship is extremely difficult because of the on-going, and seemingly insurmountable ideological differences between the two parties. The author suggests, as a solutio n, that each party seriously considers and recognizes the contextual limitations of its theology. Chapter five focuses on the implementation of the Theology of Liberat ion into the South African situation. The author highly recommends the inclusion of the veneration of the ancestors of Africa, as a perfect instrument by means of which the Theology of Liberation can succeed in achieving one of its major aims, which is to convert the poor to be leaders of their own liberation. The concluding chapter suggests concrete ways through which the Theology of Liberation can be kept alive and relevant within the South African situation.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 314 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Liberation theology en
dc.subject Latin American theology en
dc.subject Option for the poor en
dc.subject Basic/small Christian communities en
dc.subject Inductive method en
dc.subject Oppression en
dc.subject Contextual theology en
dc.subject Neo-colonialism en
dc.subject Injustice en
dc.subject Indigenization en
dc.subject.ddc 230.04640968
dc.subject.lcsh Liberation theology -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Post-apartheid era -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Religion and politics -- South Africa en
dc.title Doing liberation theology in the context of the Post-Apartheid South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology D. Th. (Theological Ethics)

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