Original Research - Special Collection: Practical Theology

The folly of vulnerability beyond epistemic injustice and the power of knowledge: A vulnerable praxis of thinking (practical theological ethos) in global conversation

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 2 | a1304 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i2.1304 | © 2012 Johann-Albrecht Meylahn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 July 2012 | Published: 04 December 2012

About the author(s)

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The diverse and divided South African context of post 1994 is the context in which the texts of reality are read (knowledge is created and reality is interpreted). This particular diverse and pluralistic reading with and within the context is sensitive to the voice of the other and thus provides an inbuilt deconstruction thereby offering a vulnerable practical theological openness to the global conversation beyond certainties. This holy folly of vulnerability was explored with regards to South Africa’s practical theological contribution to the global conversation.


post-foundational Practical Theology; holy folly; différance; vulnerability; Derrida; Laruelle; non-Philosophy


Total abstract views: 3586
Total article views: 6247


Crossref Citations

1. Are we wasting theology in our continent?
H. Jurgens Hendriks
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies  vol: 70  issue: 2  year: 2014  
doi: 10.4102/hts.v70i2.2610