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Theology and the building of civilizing democracy in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorKoopman, Nicoen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-24T12:36:40Z
dc.date.available2015-11-24T12:36:40Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKoopman, N.N. 2014. Theology and the building of civilizing democracy in South Africa. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 55(3-4): 625-639, doi:10.5952/55-3-4-657.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2226-2385 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5952/55-3-4-657
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97640
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:
dc.descriptionKoopman, N.N. 2014. Theology and the building of civilizing democracy in South Africa. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 55(3-4): 625-639, doi:10.5952/55-3-4-657.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the contribution of theology to the building of a civilizing democracy, i.e. a democratic society where a life of justice to all is advanced. A society is only “civilized” where justice to especially the most vulnerable is advanced. Justice rests in dignity and co-exists with equality and equity, as well as with freedom. Theology makes a threefold contribution towards a society of justice. Theology reveals the deeper meaning-giving framework, and forces of social cohesion and moral living without which a liberal democracy cannot flourish. Theology offers richer descriptions of notions like justice, which advance the implementation and fulfilment of these features. Theology makes a contribution towards the mobilization of an activist civil society and citizenship in search of a civilizing society of justice.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/ngtt/article/view/440
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trusten_ZA
dc.subjectDignityen_ZA
dc.subjectJusticeen_ZA
dc.subjectEqualityen_ZA
dc.titleTheology and the building of civilizing democracy in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderPieter de Waal Neethling Trusten_ZA


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