The South African Christian story as conflict within us and quarrel amongst us

Authors

  • Nobuntu Penxa-Matholeni Stellenbosch University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/stj.2023.v9n2.a10

Keywords:

endleleni, quarrel, war, South Africans, colonisation, apartheid, Christianity, African religion

Abstract

This article delves into the origins and extent of racial conflicts within and among us as South African Christians, questioning whether they arise from a flawed foundation. Employing an indigenous storytelling methodology, this article aims to uncover these quarrels and their impact on the church, academy, and society. Central to our exploration is the endleleni metaphor, meaning “on the road,” which will be defined to dismantle the divisive hierarchized foundation and foster a new interconnected foundation rooted in our shared humanity. Ultimately, the metaphor of endleleni lights the path towards a promising future.

Author Biography

Nobuntu Penxa-Matholeni, Stellenbosch University

Practical Theology Department. Lecturer

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Published

2023-12-12

Issue

Section

Practical Theology (articles associated with the SPTSA)