INTERCULTURAL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION: TOWARDS A NEW FUTURE FOR FACULTIES OF THEOLOGY AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Gordon Dames

Abstract


This article is a first attempt in beating a new conceptual path for future and
ongoing reflection and action in transforming faculties of theology at higher
education institutions in South Africa. The following outline should guide us on our
journey of discovery, reflection and participation. Firstly, the background and
contextual picture of current transformational attempts at the University of the Free
State (UFS) will be noted. Secondly, a local theoretical framework for intercultural
theological formation is presented. Thirdly, an international theoretical framework
for intercultural practices is provided. Fourthly, intercultural education will be
viewed in the light of multicultural educational model. Fifthly, new methods of
intercultural theological education will be proposed. The article will conclude with
a few suggestions for future theological education

Keywords


Higher Education; Theology Education; Transformation; Interculturality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/110-0-113

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