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Stellenbosch Theological Journal

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BURROWS, Shaun  and  CILLIERS, Johan. Ethical preaching in post-apartheid South Africa? A few homiletic considerations. STJ [online]. 2018, vol.4, n.2, pp.379-399. ISSN 2413-9467.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a18.

This article will try to indicate that while the church's approach during the apartheid era was characterized by liberation theology and preaching, the post-apartheid era -that is still characterized by social decay, moral impoverishment and especially an increase in poverty, family violence, divorce and a spirit of individualism - asks for an increased focus on sustainable poverty eradication. It is argued that in post-apartheid South Africa a fundamental consensus on binding values, non-negotiable standards and morally acceptable ground attitudes are urgently needed. It is in this context that the role of ethical preaching is examined. In a context of widespread poverty, unemployment and a sense of insecurity, apathy, unconcern and depression among many ethical preaching, as an orientation event, can bring a new dignity to people.

Keywords : Ethics; preaching; poverty; post-apartheid.

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