BLACK THEOLOGY AND THE BLACK MASSES: THE NEED OF AN ORGANIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACK THEOLOGY AND THE BLACK MASSES

OA Buffel

Abstract



The article argues that there is still need of black theology. Although apartheid is believed
to have died and blacks have political power, the socio-economic and cultural realities and
conditions that necessitated black theology are still prevalent. For as long as the black
experiences involve pain and suffering there will be need to reflect theologically on what it
means to be black in the South African context. This time around, as black theology is
resuscitated, it should not merely be an academic- intellectual enterprise of the elites but it
should seriously be in such a way that it has an organic relationship with the poor and
oppressed. For black theology to be sustainable it has to be done in the context of
theological reflection not from the Ivory towers such as academia but together with and
alongside the poor and the oppressed, as well as their ecclesiastical and social movements

Keywords


Black Theology, Liberation Theology, Organic Relationship, Poverty, Oppression

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/105-0-166

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