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Religions 2018, 9(2), 54; doi:10.3390/rel9020054

Transparent Theological Dialogue—“Moseka Phofu Ya Gaabo Ga a Tshabe Go Swa Lentswe” (A Setswana Proverb)

Department of Historical & Constructive Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9301, Free State, South Africa
Received: 29 November 2017 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 February 2018 / Published: 9 February 2018
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This paper looks into the definition of Setswana proverb: Moseka phofu ya gaabo ga a tshabe go swa lentswe (One must fight impatiently for what rightly belongs to him or her). The proverb is used to express the African thought of transparent dialogue that can be applied in theological deliberations; leading to sound theological conclusions adequate to address the corruption in the socio-political landscape. Transparency is explained from the African concept of addressing socio-political struggles. Theology calls for robust dialogue for the alternative society. This calls for understanding of African thought of fighting impatiently for the marginalized and the poor—a mandate that is similar to the church’s calling for liberating the oppressed masses through dialogue with others and communities in context. A special exploration is made through the symbiosis of dogma and kerygma for the incessant intervention of theology on behalf of the silent masses. An appeal is made for liberation theology and mainstream theology to dialogue in order for communities to experience salvation authentically. View Full-Text
Keywords: theology; dialogue; kerygma; transparency; liberation theology; dialogue; kerygma; transparency; liberation
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Resane, K.T. Transparent Theological Dialogue—“Moseka Phofu Ya Gaabo Ga a Tshabe Go Swa Lentswe” (A Setswana Proverb). Religions 2018, 9, 54.

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