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dc.contributor.authorRathbone, Mark
dc.contributor.authorVerhoef, Anné
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-12T07:19:36Z
dc.date.available2016-05-12T07:19:36Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRathbone, M. & Verhoef, A. 2012. Violence, liberation and the legacy of modernity: towards a theology of peace. Scriptura: international journal of bible, religion and theology in Southern Africa, 109:67-81. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/script]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/17188
dc.description.abstractSince the rise of democracy in South Africa violence has been erasing freedom and justice. In this article it is argued that the different theologies of Liberation, such as Black, Feminist, Ecological and other contextual theologies, might have perpetuated violence as part of the modernistic tradition they stood in. The irony is that the emancipatory motives of these theologies precipitate the oppression they are fighting. Theology therefore needs to revisit the modernist foundations of these theologies in a robust dialogue that challenges the limitations of modernity in order to discover emerging alternatives that nurture a theology of life, freedom and peace. David Hart proposes a theology where the theme of beauty, as essentially peace, adheres to every moment of the Christian story: A theology which celebrates a God whose being is beauty; whose works are an expression of his beauty; and in which the gospel is a story that persuades only by its beauty. This theology stands in contrast to the dichotomies of for example Black and African Theologies which are based on ‘modernity’s violent legacy’ – a reductionistic ontology.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/script
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Stellenbosch Department of Old & New Testamenten_US
dc.subjectModernityen_US
dc.subjectBlack Theologyen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Theologyen_US
dc.subjectViolence/Peaceen_US
dc.subjectDavid Harten_US
dc.subjectReductionismen_US
dc.titleViolence, liberation and the legacy of modernity: towards a theology of peaceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID23309296 - Rathbone, Mark
dc.contributor.researchID22437649 - Verhoef, Anné Hendrik


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