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Doing theology in the post liberation era of Southern Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolamo, Ramathate Tseka Hosea Morekwa, Othusitse 2015-10-20T06:48:15Z 2015-10-20T06:48:15Z 2015-02
dc.identifier.citation Morekwa, Othusitse (2015) Doing theology in the post liberation era of Southern Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The Study of Theology plays a crucial role in the construction of a sound theology in this post liberation era of Southern Africa. This exercise is conformed to the academic learning and creates an environment where theology can dialogue with other disciplines. It helps in the critical reflection on the issue of God and human beings as the object of theology in African context. The study of theology and the doing of theology are methods which bring praxis and theory together. The doing of theology is the daily work of a pastor in a congregation. It is an exercise that put theological theories into practice. This is a methodology that guides the process of developing a contextual theology in Southern Africa. It is a process of taking theology from classroom to the congregations the community. The study of theology and the doing theology are soul mates. They work hand in hand to address contemporary situations. Human beings should know their physical organic environment. They are the object of theology. People experience God from natural science. Liberation theologies e.g. Africanist, Black and Women/Feminist theologies should use new approaches in order to meet the post liberation error challenges. The wholesome approach is another alternative to be used by these theologies. The approach is based on the interconnectedness of God, human beings and physical organic universe (Theanthropocosmic principle). The principle of Theanthropocosmic helps to direct theology in Southern Africa to be contextual and universal. Some new contextual theologies are born because of the theanthropocosmic approaches to modern challenges. The modern society is build under principles of democracy, good governance, peace and tranquility. The major role of theology is to ensure that the society enjoys those principles. Theology is directed to a group and individuals. The social, political and economical challenges should be approached as a group. The wholesome approach is an appropriate method to address challenges imposed by globalization ideologies. The increase rate of poverty in Southern Africa brings up other social illness in communities e.g. corruptions, crime, diseases. There is a need to engage theology in economic globalization. The concept of Botho calls everyone in the community to participate in the fight against these social illnesses in the society. Theology is obliged to restore economic justice. The Church is encouraged to participate in the cultural liberation and renewal. She is compelled to do mission work in this paradigms of cultural changes. African renaissance is an urgent thing to be implemented order to overcome challenges imposed by globalization in Southern Africa. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Post liberation en
dc.subject Botho en
dc.subject Contextual en
dc.subject Doing theology en
dc.subject Dualism and universalism of theology en
dc.subject New Kairos en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject Object of theology en
dc.subject Modern theologies in Southern Africa en
dc.subject Theology of A luta continua en
dc.subject African renaissance en
dc.subject.ddc 261.10968
dc.subject.lcsh Theology -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Post-apartheid era -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Liberation theology -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and culture -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Church and social problems -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology of religions (Christian theology) -- South Africa en
dc.title Doing theology in the post liberation era of Southern Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en D. Th. (Systematic Theology)

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