Theology in Transition

Public Theologies in Post-Apartheid South Africa

By Katrin Kusmierz

South African theologians have long been powerful voices in the hard-fought political transition from a repressive apartheid regime to a young democracy. A key question is: What should the public role of churches be in this democracy? The simultaneously emerging global discussion on public theology has been one important point of reference, offering a number of frameworks for thinking about the churches' public role. This book considers answers given by South African theologians, beginning with an historical review of approaches taken during apartheid and tracing their development in the two decades following. (Series: Theology in the Public Square / Theologie in der ?ffentlichkeit, Vol. 8) [Subject: Religious Studies, African Studies]

Publication Date: 6/30/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643801012