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Title:Black and African Theology in Southern Africa: A Controversy Re-Examined
Author:Schoffeleers, MatthewISNI
Year:1988
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:18
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:99-124
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:African theology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1580765.pdf
Abstract:This article examines African theology and Black theology in South Africa as representing the modern form of the dual tradition of pacifist and militant prophecies, which dates back to at least the beginning of the 19th century. The first part discusses what the two schools stand for, what their mutual criticisms are, and what the mother churches in the West have to say about them. The second part focuses on the interpretation of the controversy between African theology and Black theology in terms of the contrast between rural and urban culture on the one hand, and between pacifist and militant prophetism on the other. If the identification between the two types of theology and the two types of prophecy is valid, the low profile of present-day African theology in South Africa might indicate that the country has entered a new period of militant prophecy. Notes, ref., sum.
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