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Title Reconciliation, forgiveness and violence in Africa : biblical, pastoral and ethical perspectives / editors, Marius J. Nel, Dion A. Forster, Christo H. Thesnaar.

Publication Info. [Stellenbosch, South Africa] : African Sun Media under the Sun Press imprint, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 183 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Beyers Naude Centre series on public Theology
Beyers Naudé Centre series on public theology.
Contents Foreword / Len Hansen -- Introduction / Marius J. Nel, Dion A. Forster, Christo H. Thesnaar -- Matthew's reconfiguring of salvation in a context of oppression / Marius J. Nell -- Conquering evil : engaging violence from the perspective of Paul's Letter to the Romans / Endale Sebsebe Mekonnen -- Reconciliation of lepers in Luke 5:12-15 and its implications for human dignity : an African perspective / Godwin Etukumana -- Towards an (im)possible politics of forgiveness? : considering the complexities of religion, race and politics in South Africa / Dion A Forster -- Jesus within the genres of the human : Sylvia Wynter, African philosophy, and post-colonial conceptions of the not nonviolent resistance of Jesus / Alease Brown -- Lessons from Mr. Noki : empire, structural violence and the Missio Dei / Jaco Botha -- Transferring frozen conflict to future generations : in search of a contextual pastoral approach / C. H. Thesnaar -- Reconciliation in Burundi crisis : a practical theological approach / Benaya Niyukuri -- Praxis of reconciliation among religious groups in Northern Nigeria : a pastoral care approach / Oholiabs D Tuduks -- Transforming (Christian) apartheid / Wilhelm Verwoerd.
Summary What might reconciliation and forgiveness mean in relation to various forms of personal, structural, and historical violence across the African continent? This volume of essays seeks to engage these complex, and contested, ethical issues from three different disciplinary perspectives - Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology. Each of the authors reflects on aspects of reconciliation, forgiveness and violence from within their respective African contexts. They do so by employing the tools and resources of their respective disciplines. The end result is a rich and textured set of interdisciplinary theological insights that will help the reader to navigate these issues with a greater measure of understanding and a broader perspective than what a single approach might offer. What is particularly encouraging is that the chapters represent research from established scholars in their fields, recent PhD graduates, and current PhD students. This is the first book to be published under the auspices of the Unit for Reconciliation and Justice in the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology.
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Subject Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- South Africa.
Reconciliation -- Political aspects.
South Africa.
Forgiveness -- South Africa.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Forgiveness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Political violence -- South Africa.
Forgiveness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Political violence.
RELIGION -- Theology.
Added Author Nel, Marius Johannes, editor.
Forster, Dion Angus, editor.
Thesnaar, C. H., editor.
ISBN 9781928480532 (ebook)
1928480535 (ebook)
9781928480525 (paperback)
1928480527 (paperback)