A Theology of Reconstruction
Nation-Building and Human Rights
By (author) Charles Villa-Vicencio
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Theology of Reconstruction by Charles Villa-Vicencio
Book DescriptionThe changing situation in South Africa and eastern Europe prompts Charles Villa-Vicencio to investigate the implications of transforming liberation theology into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. Such a transformation, he argues, requires theology to become an unambiguously inter-disciplinary study. This book explores the encounter between theology, on the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the freedom of conscience on the other. Locating his discussion in the context of the South African struggle, the author compares this situation to that in eastern Europe, and the challenge of what is happening in these situations is identified for contexts where 'the empire has not yet crumbled'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521416252
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Walk with Us and Listen, Paperback (October 2009)
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Looking Back, Reaching Forward, Paperback (February 2000)
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Spirit of Freedom, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Charles Villa-Vicencio
This collection of interviews explores the role of religion in the lives of eminent South Africans who led the struggle against apartheid. Political, religious and cultural leaders share the beliefs and values that informed the moral position they adopted, often at great cost.
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