`THE VOCATION OF REFORMED ETHICIST IN THE PRESENT SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY
AbstractThe central Reformed conviction that Christians are called by God to contribute to the transformation of society has, within a very short time span, lost much of its previous legitimacy in the South African society. In the article the factors that contributed to this loss of legitimacy are analysed. The argument is developed that the legitimacy of this Reformed conviction can only be restored by reconstructing the traditional transformation approach and by developing a more inclusive version that suits the contemporary context. One may say that contributing to the development and the implementation of such an inclusive transformation approach is the most important part of the vocation of Reformed ethicist in the present South African society. It entails contributing to the development of an adequate, contemporary Christian social ethics, the formulation of a Christian vision of a good society in South Africa based on a strong Christian consensus and the effective translation and promulgation of this Christian vision in broader society.
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