Where have all the prophets gone? : perspectives on political preaching

Cilliers, Johan (2015)

CITATION: Cilliers, J. 2015. Where have all the prophets gone? : perspectives on political preaching. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 1(2):367–383, doi:10.17570/stj.2015.v1n2.a17.

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This article takes a brief look at the notions of voice, event, and experience within the communal paradigm of South African societies. This is followed by a description of different ways in which political and eschatological preaching has been understood within recent times, starting with the reverted eschatology of apartheid sermons, linked to the experience of fear; then the hopeful eschatology of Desmond Tutu’s sermons, evoking experiences of anticipation; and concluding with what could be called the present day vacuum in this regard: preaching that strives to maintain by means of introverted eschatology, contributing to experiences of uncertainty.

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