Wither black theology of liberation? Perspectives from the late Professor Vuyani Vellem

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Wither black theology of liberation? Perspectives from the late Professor Vuyani Vellem
Creator Pillay, Jerry
Subject — theology; liberation; blackness; life; prophetic; Kairos; racism; empire; ecumenical; contextual; Accra Confession; apartheid
Description The future of a black theology of liberation (BTL) has been in question since the demise of apartheid in South Africa. The constitution of democracy in the country has raised questions about the relevance and purpose of such a theology in the wake of a new dispensation. Can we continue to promote the idea of ‘blackness’ in a democratic South Africa? Extracting from the contributions of the late Professor Vuyani Vellem, and as a tribute to his work, this article aims to show that BTL definitely has a valid role for relevance and continuity. The author conducts a literature review of the material produced by Vuyani Vellem and identifies the emerging trends in which BTL continues to be alive and relevant.Contribution: The scholarly contribution of this article is its focus on the systematic and practical reflection, within a paradigm in which the intersection of religious studies, social sciences and humanities generate an interdisciplinary contested discourse.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-12-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i3.6232
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 3 (2020); 7 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
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