Original Research - Special Collection: Urban Public Theology in South Africa

Your sister in Babylon sends her love: Towards prophetic solidarity in post-apartheid South Africa

Maarman S. Tshehla
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 3 | a2789 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i3.2789 | © 2014 Maarman S. Tshehla | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 July 2014 | Published: 20 November 2014

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Maarman S. Tshehla, Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa, South Africa


How does a self-respecting Christian from Galilee who now finds himself based near the seat of empire relate to power in light of his faith? How are his admonishments, especially those which relate to the public arena, to be appropriated by those living on the periphery of the empire? I reflect on these questions from the vantage point of a South Africa in which on the one hand erstwhile prophets are being haunted by the vagaries of power and on the other the Church is apparently as powerless as never before.


pos-apartheid; urban theology, South Africa


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