Etiese prediking in post-apartheid Suid-Afrika? : enkele homiletiese oorwegings
CITATION:Burrows, S. & Cilliers, J. H. 2018. Etiese prediking in post-apartheid Suid-Afrika? : enkele homiletiese oorwegings. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 4(2):379-399, doi:10.17570/stj.2018.v4n2.a18.
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Ethical preaching in post-apartheid South Africa? A few homiletic considerationsThis article will try to indicate that while the church’s approach during the apartheid era was characterized by liberation theology and preaching, the post-apartheid era – that is still characterized by social decay, moral impoverishment and especially an increase in poverty, family violence, divorce and a spirit of individualism – asks for an increased focus on sustainable poverty eradication. It is argued that in post-apartheid South Africa a fundamental consensus on binding values, non-negotiable standards and morally acceptable ground attitudes are urgently needed. It is in this context that the role of ethical preaching is examined. In a context of widespread poverty, unemployment and a sense of insecurity, apathy, unconcern and depression among many ethical preaching, as an orientation event, can bring a new dignity to people.