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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
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DE BEER, Stephanus F.  and  VAN NIEKERK, Attie S.. Transforming curricula into the next century: Doing theology collaboratively with local communities. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2017, vol.38, n.4, suppl.2, pp.213-242. ISSN 2074-7705.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v38i4.1683.

The FT at the UP celebrates its first century of existence in 2017. This chapter is an attempt to draw from the emerging approach in both the CCM and the CSC, asking whether it perhaps offers clues for transforming curricula as we enter our second century. The chapter seeks to offer a vision for doing theology collaboratively with communities, in liminal spaces, opening up a transdisciplinary approach to theological engagement. In its engagement with local and struggling contexts, subverting the conventional suburban classroom spaces and hierarchies of knowledge alike, it opens itself up for the ongoing transformation of both theology and the theological curriculum as well as for the transformation of local communities. It presents the possibility of doing theology at a public university in a way that could have direct and hopefully liberating and life-giving impact in a deeply unequal society, mediating multiple households of freedom.

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