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The interplay between the Christian story and the public story: in search of commonalities for moral formation under democratic rule

dc.contributor.advisorSmit, D. J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorKoopman, Nicoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKlaasen, Johnen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Theology. Dept. of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-09T08:13:28Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T08:14:25Z
dc.date.available2008-05-09T08:13:28Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-06-01T08:14:25Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1181
dc.descriptionThesis (DTh (Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis research investigates whether The Christian story or The Public story is most appropriate for moral formation under democratic rule. The research draws from six well-known theologians who make valuable contributions to the enquiry. Each of the writings of William John Everett, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Geoffrey Wainwright, Stanley Hauerwas, Robin Gill and Desmond Tutu represents an approach for moral formation. In all the approaches there are major contributions that are pointed out. However, the first five approaches neglect the consistent relationship between the Christian story and the Public story, the inclusiveness of community and the role of God for moral formation. After careful analysis of the six approaches it is found that Desmond Tutu's theology and Ubuntu is the most appropriate approach for moral formation under democratic rule. Tutu's approach gives meaning to the fundamentals of the Public story, namely, reason, individual freedom, universal principles and laws, in Ubuntu community. He also draws from Genesis and the biblical description of the cross event to illustrate how God gives meaning to humanity through creation and redemption. This research finally concludes that Tutu's approach presents an interplay between the Christian story and the Public for moral formation under democratic rule.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectMoralityen_ZA
dc.subjectNarrativeen_ZA
dc.subjectCommunityen_ZA
dc.subjectLawen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertations -- Systematic theology and ecclesiologyen_ZA
dc.subjectTheses -- Systematic theology and ecclesiologyen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocracy -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocracy -- Religious aspects -- Christianityen_ZA
dc.subjectReligion and ethicsen_ZA
dc.titleThe interplay between the Christian story and the public story: in search of commonalities for moral formation under democratic ruleen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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