Racism as a challenge for church and society in democratic South Africa: Human dignity perspective

Theologia Viatorum

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Title Racism as a challenge for church and society in democratic South Africa: Human dignity perspective
Creator Modise, Leepo J.
Subject Systematic Theology racism; church; society; democratic; human dignity
Description The image of God has been vandalised by racism in South Africa, which it is argued is a sin. It is an ecclesiological responsibility to address the vandalised image of God in South Africa. The author will argue from the human relationship as a build-up to the Theanthropocosmic principle. This principle denotes the relationship between God (theos) the human being (anthropos) and the physical-organic environment (cosmos). For addressing this responsibility, the grounds of internal racism are exposed using a philosophical interpretation. According to the author, there is a correlation between sin and racism. The latter is viewed as multidimensional from a Theanthropocosmic perspective.The theoretical framework will be within hamartiology and soteriology. The philosophical interpretation will be utilised to broaden the understanding of the theological problem of the vandalised image of God.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor unisa
Date 2020-10-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/tv.v44i1.35
Source Theologia Viatorum; Vol 44, No 1 (2020); 8 pages 2664-2980 0378-4142
Language eng
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