A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human by Charles Villa-Vicencio

By Charles Villa-Vicencio

The altering scenario in South Africa and jap Europe activates Charles Villa-Vicencio to enquire the consequences of reworking liberation theology right into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. any such transformation, he argues, calls for theology to turn into an unambiguously interdisciplinary learn. This ebook explores the stumble upon among theology, at the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the liberty of sense of right and wrong at the different. putting his dialogue within the context of the South African fight, the writer compares this case to that during jap Europe, and the problem of what's taking place in those events is pointed out for contexts the place "the empire has now not but crumbled."

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21 Certainly not all that emerged from these initiatives served the process of serious social renewal, and much played directly into the hands of the dominant classes. The tragedy is, however, that the salutary voices of decisive theological responsibility and renewal that do constitute part of the Christian tradition have frequently been ignored by the institutional church in its capitulation to social and other pressures during periods of political reconstruction. In articulating a theology of reconstruction in response to the momentous events of the 1990s, the lessons of social renewal in earlier times need to be remembered and taken into the dialogue with the present.

We would do well to learn from the partial successes and dismal failures of those who have travelled this road before. The sober (and moderate) character of the reconstruction debate in South Africa is partly in response to this realisation. It has emerged in response to generations of shattered dreams and persistent struggle. This less than romantic state of affairs comes, of course, as a disappointment to some within the 'old world' who long for the exotic and different as a basis for responding to their own social and theological captivity.

At the 1984 Vancouver Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called African delegates to that assembly to a special meeting, reporting that he had witnessed the violation of basic human rights in Africa that reminded him of what he had seen in South Africa. ' he asked the African church leaders. ' Moral blame aside, Africa is to shoulder the responsibility of her own burdens, and the great leaders of this continent (Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, Robert Mugabe and others) are on record as saying precisely this.

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