Public Theology in the South African Context
Author: de Villiers, Etienne
Source: International Journal of Public Theology, Volume 5, Number 1, 2011 , pp. 5-22(18)
Abstract:The objective of this article is to help the non-South African reader to better situate and understand the contributions included in this issue of the journal. A sketch of the challenges public theology faces regarding its role and the role of churches in the democratic South Africa is provided. Attention is also given to the debate on public theology as such and the different notions of public theologians prevalent in the South African context. Lastly, a brief sketch of the most important public theology institutions and initiatives in South Africa is provided.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-01-01