On-line version ISSN 1609-9982
Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 n.1 Pretoria 2010
Department of Development Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Black South African theologians created South African Black theology during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a conscious and theological dimension of the liberation struggle against apartheid. They drew inspiration from African-American theology, biblical hermeneutics and the raw material of their own experiences and suffering, whilst simultaneously creating a new theological paradigm and political orientation to liberate Black South Africans from apartheid and European domination. Inevitably, South African Black theology was a liberation theology aimed at helping to eradicate the existing socio-political order. This article gave a missiological overview of Black theology and examined and assessed the relevance of this theology to contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. The critical-theological research method was used.
Keywords: Apartheid; Black theology; Christian mission; liberation; South Africa
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Received: 07 Oct. 2009
Accepted: 10 Sept. 2010
Published: 11 Nov. 2010