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HTS Theological Studies

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DAMES, Gordon E.. Practical theology as embodiment of Christopraxis-servant leadership in Africa. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2017, vol.73, n.2, pp.1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.

This article proceeds from the aim to revitalise the value of a service ethic for human well-being and the common good of all. The service delivery crisis in South Africa and Africa forms the context. A contemporary example of an embodied practical theology of service is offered, followed by a theological and social analysis of service delivery in South Africa. A theoretical service ethic framework with special reference to practical theology as a living Christopraxis is discussed. Finally, the value of diaconology as a science of service is presented, followed by the conclusion.

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