THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA TODAY
AbstractSubsequent to the dawn of democracy in South Africa, many have surmised that to speak about Black Liberation Theology in such a context is not only irrelevant but challenges attempts at uniting South Africa. On the contrary, this paper argues that it is reckless to think that Black liberation theology must cease to exist merely because we had attained political freedom. It argues that Apartheid was systemic and had penetrated and influenced many institutions including economic institutions that are still operational in present day South Africa. It laments the fact that Black Liberation Theology did not adequately define the notion of freedom hence the confusion about the role of Black Liberation Theology today. It argues that our new struggle is the struggle for economic freedom and calls for Black Theology to seriously consider who its primary interlocutors are.
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