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Verbum et Ecclesia

versão On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versão impressa ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 no.1 Pretoria  2010 



A missiological glance at South African Black theology



Kalemba Mwambazambi

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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Kalemba Mwambazambi
PO Box 3037
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Received: 07 Oct. 2009
Accepted: 10 Sept. 2010
Published: 11 Nov. 2010

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