REFLECTIONS ON THE TASK OF THEOLOGY IN AFRICA

Johann Kinghorn

Abstract


This article reflects on the task of theology as an intellectual enterprise in the mode of Western analytical thought, in view of the challenges posed by ‘Africa’. It addresses primarily the question in European circles of theology within Africa, what their particular task should be. Five areas of interest are pointed out: the need to develop a sophisticated theology capable of dealing with ‘structural’ social issues; the inter-religious debate; adequate ethical foundations; re-examinations of ecclesiology’, and the need for theological social theory.

Keywords


Theology in Africa; Social Issues; Inter-religious Debate; Ethical Foundations;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/39-0-1724

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