In die Skriflig
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PIETERSE, Hennie J.C.. Prophetic preaching in the contemporary context of South Africa. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.47, n.1, pp.200-205. ISSN 2305-0853.
In South Africa we have a great legacy of prophetic preaching with preachers such as Desmond Tutu. Since the new dispensation, however, we are confronted today with a new situation of injustice and exclusion: the massive poverty amongst about 50% of the population. This article discusses the conditions for prophetic preaching in the current context of South Africa, which are a clear understanding of the poverty situation and solidarity of the church with the poor, a good understanding of prophetic preaching as a specific type of preaching, as well as the support of the congregation, the churches and the ecumenical church for prophetic preaching.