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Europe's Role in a South African Methodology

A sideline and female perspective


Christina Landman

This work consists of essays on the so-called Middle Ages, seen from two perspectives. Writing from a sideline perspective, as opposed to the perspectives of historically mainstream theologies, in the first part of the book the author proposes a method for reading religious political texts with European philosophical insights but with a relevance for South Africa. This is done by comparing so-called Medieval texts with South African texts and situations within the demands of liberation, contextualisation, and communalism.
In the second part of the book, from a female perspective, the author reevaluates the post-Biblical history of Christianity, criticising the terms «Patristics» and «Middle Ages». A South African women's theology is then offered as the outcome of the sideline perspective on the Bible, history and theology discussed in this book.
Contents: Reading religious political texts - A political theology of love - Venturing beyond objectivity - Johannes Scottus Eriugena, liberation and process theology - A South African women's theology - Ideologies, the Fathers and the Middle Ages.