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Battle Christologies as a risky act of resistance à la Jesus: A South African perspective

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This study depicts African “battle Christologies” as a risky act of resistance à la Jesus, that is, concomitant of Jesus’ own life in terms of their modus operandi. Their christic features are discussed in contradistinction to the mainstream Western christological tradition. Only by probing the dynamics of power and difference inherent in the cultural appropriations of Jesus can their specific performative consequences be accurately captured. In light of the study, some methodological considerations are being offered with regard to the way in which prophetic theology should be done in post‐apartheid South Africa and the Global South in general.
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Keywords: African Jesus; Battle Christologies; Christology; South Africa; Tinyiko Maluleke; deep incarnation

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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