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TRANSFORMATION AND RELIGION IN PUBLIC LIFE
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OF ThE NEW SOUTH aFRICAN
for the bored!)
Renate: a memorable ceremony in
Waldenburg, Germany, 28th June 1978, ten
days after Theo Kotze had illegally left
SA to take over the Christian Institute
in Holland, with him and Jürgen Moltmann
(friend to Renate) officiating.
Three children, all wonderful of course:
Thembisa is 14, Thandeka is 12, and Tebo
Born in Krugersdorp, South Africa, a long
time ago; Scots grandfather (the
name--naturally!), and three
"Boer" grandparents, one of
German, one of Flemish, and one of
Hugenot origin. Grew up English-speaking.
Still, you can see where the stubborn
rebellious streak comes from.
Besides too much work, I enjoy being in
(boogie board and body surfing) and on
(surfski boating, wave-skiing) the water,
mostly in Hout Bay, Cape Town, where we
Classical, folk, some jazz, rock and
variouis other music (audiophile
quality); casual chess; novels when
possible; hiking in the mountains;
computer is my playground; lay reading in
Gourmet cooking (doesn't happen
often--not with fussy kids who want
simple tastes!); photography (when it was
cheaper); quality film and television;
occasional woodworking; design; wines;
desk top publishing; and ....
.......(well, sport, almost any ball
sport--yes, I am a Bafana Bafana fan)!
- Servants of Power.
Johannesburg: Ravan, 1987. 278pp.
- Church and Labour.
Johannesburg: Skotaville, 1986. 54pp.
- In Word and Deed:
Towards a Practical Theology for Social
Transformation. With J W de Gruchy & R
Petersen. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications,
- The Three-Fold
Cord: Theology, Work and Labour. Editor, with
G West. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications,
- (Forthcoming) Circles
of Dignity: Incipient Theologies and the
Integrity of Faith in a Postcolonial Age.
(Fortress Press). 200pp.
Essays in Books
Resistance to Apartheid: Periodisation, Prognosis.
In Christianity in Southern Africa, M.
Prozesky (ed), London: MacMillan, 1990; pp.
Conservatism and the Human Project: a Historic
Struggle. In A Democratic Vision for South
Africa, Prof K Nürnberger (ed),
Pietermaritzburg: Encounter Publications, 1991;
- Nation-building: a
Socio-Theological Perspective. In Building
a New Nation, W S Vorster (ed), Pretoria:
UNISA, 1991; pp. 51-75.
- Workers, the
Church and the Alienation of Religious Life,
with A Bhiman, N Taki, N Mvambo & N Ngada. In
The Three-Fold Cord: Theology, Work and Labour,
J R Cochrane & G West (eds),
Pietermaritzburg, Cluster Publications, 1991; pp
- Christianity in
South Africa during a Period of National
Consolidation, 1912-1948. In The History
of Christianity in South Africa, J W Hofmeyr
& Prof G J Pillay (eds), Haum: Pretoria,
- Theology and
Faith: Tradition, Criticism and Popular Religion.
In Theology and Praxis Volume 1, J de
Gruchy & C Villa-Vicencio (eds), Cape Town:
David Philip, 1994. Pp. 26-39.
Reconstruction and Theology: Truth and Method in
Question and Under Fire. In The Relevance
of Theology for the 1990s, J Mouton
& B Lategan (eds), Pretoria: HSRC, 1994. Pp.
- Redeeming the
Broken Body: Salvation and the Reconstruction of
Society. In Happiness, Well-Being and the
Meaning of Life: A Dialogue of Social Science and
Religion, V. Brummer & Marcel Sarot
(eds), Studies in Philosophy Series,
Utrecht: Kok-Pharos, 1996. Pages 76-98.
- God and the World:
The Possibility of the New. In Bonhoeffer
for a New Age, ed. J de Gruchy.
Eerdmans, 1997, pp.
- Christ and
Culture: Now and Then, Journal of Theology
for Southern Africa, June 1990; pp3-17.
- War, Remembrance
and Reconstruction, with G O West, Journal of
Theology for Southern Africa, Vol. 84, September
- Participating in
Power: Elections, the Church and a Democratic
Citizenry, Journal of Theology for Southern
Africa, Vol. 86, Mar 1994. Pp.39-51.
- God in Context:
The Symbolic Construction of a Religious Universe
in a Base Christian Community, Scriptura S12,
1994. Pp. 35-56.
- The Grave, the
Song and a Gestalt: Local Theologies and the
Integrity of Faith, Scriptura S11, 1995. Pp.
- Review Article: A
Critical Review of Charles Villa-Vicencios
Theology of Reconstruction, in Journal for
the Study of Religion, 8:1, 85-95, March 1995.
- Conversation or
Collaboration? Base Christian Communities and the
Dialogue of Faith, Scriptura Vol 57, 1996:2.
- Through the
Unknown, Remembered Gate: On Three Oppositions in
the Meeting of Contexts, Scriptura Vol 85,
- Übergang und
Wandel in Südafrika, ein Jahr danach:
Bemerkungen zu einer sozio-theologischen Stimmung,
Evangelische Theologie, Vol 2-96, 1996,
- Theology and the
formation of public policy: The church and the
reconstruction of South African society.
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 97,
March 1997, pp. 1-15.
- The Boundaries of
Hegemony: Configuring Public Space From The
Margins. Scriptura, 1997. 18 pages.
- Religious and
Social Transformation in Plural Africa:
Challenges and Constraints. Journal of
Theology for Southern Africa, 20th
Anniversary Edition, November 1997.
- Report on Human
Sexuality: Contemporary Dimensions in a
Theological Perspective, for the United
Congregational Church, 1992, 19 pages.
- Report on The
Symbolic Construction of Religious Meaning in
Selected Local Base Christian Communities, HSRC
Research Project, 1994, 30 pages.
- Report on The
Contextualisation of Theological Education,
proceedings and documents of the National
Consultation, Pietermaritzburg, 1996, 45 pages.
More Interesting Stuff?
Dry trivial humour is my hallmark! You want
some examples? OK .... go ahead!
A current favourite quote, a current
favourite book, etc. .......... try it out.
An article that seems better than most .....
Revised: JRC 5 May1998