Sort etik med transkontekstuel inspiration

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Title Sort etik med transkontekstuel inspiration
Creator Petersen, Carsten Elmelund
Subject Allan Boesak
contextual ethics
transcontextual foundation
liberation theology
Black Power
Afroamerican inspiration
Description Allan Boesak developed a black liberation theology in SouthAfrica in the time of apartheid. He was studying the thinking of four afro-americans in USA, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Albert Cleage,and James Cone. Boesak does not argue that his ethics is universal, becausethe validity of his black ethics is only in the contexts where thereis oppression. Black ethics is contextual, Boesak says. But this articleargues that according to Boesak, ethics has validity in all the contextswhere there is oppression. The liberation ethic is, therefore, transcontextual.Another foundational element in Boesaks ethics is “the Black”:It is the black consciousness that gives black people a sense of belongingwhen they are oppressed. The Black consciousness is transcontextual.He uses the inspiration from USA, which is his original context, intothe South Africa apartheid situation, the application context.
Publisher Forlaget eksistensen
Date 2018-05-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift; Årg. 76 Nr. 3 (2013); 21-39
Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift; Vol 76 No 3 (2013); 21-39
Language dan
Rights Ophavsret (c) 2018 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift

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