Special Issue "Transforming Encounters and Critical Reflection: African Thought, Critical Theory, and Liberation Theology in Dialogue"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2018)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
The special issue of Religions, entitled “Transforming Encounters and Critical Reflection: African Thought, Critical Theory, and Liberation Theology in Dialogue”, aims to provide a platform for scholars to engage questions regarding the relationship between colonialism, capitalism, and culture through both a philosophical and theological lens. The impetus for this special issue was born out of an international conference held by the Transforming Encounters research group at North West University in South Africa, where scholars from various fields joined in conversation to explore the complex relationship between the West’s pervasive (capitalistic) culture and epistemologies, and the current postcolonial context of Southern Africa as its people attempt to wrestle with emerging through colonialism.
A key theme that has arisen from within current academic and cultural debates within Southern African societies involve an intersection of (1) decolonial and postmodern critique, (2) the impact of the global, capitalist economy on Southern Africans, and (3) the appropriation of ideas and concepts within Western modernity and its subsequent metaphysical tradition in order to open a space for heretofore silenced voices to speak. This special issue’s motivation is to further this discovery by bringing together international experts on these issues who will collectively deepen our understanding of this intersectionality.
We hereby invite papers regarding these aforementioned issues of intersectionality, particularly in accord with African philosophy and decolonial critique, critical theory, and liberation theology. To have your paper considered, please submit a title an abstract of 500 words maximum, along with a short CV, to [email protected] or [email protected] before December 1, 2017. Although this is an open call, preference will be given to those who attended the initial conference.
This special issue was made possible by a “Knowledge, Interchange, and Collaboration” grant given by the National Research Foundation of South Africa, which funded the “Transforming Encounters and Critical Reflection” conference. Disclaimer: Any opinion, finding and conclusion or recommendation expressed in this material is that of the author(s) and the National Research Foundation does not accept any liability in this regard.
ThanksDr. Justin Sands
Prof. Dr. Anné Hendrik Verhoef
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- African Thought
- African Philosophy
- Critical Theory
- Liberation Theology
- Contextual Theology
- Postcolonial Studies