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Skotaville Publishers

The first black-owned publishing house in South Africa, founded in 1982. Supported by donor funding, Skotaville developed a list with a black-consciousness and protest focus. It pioneered ...


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Dirkie Smit

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

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Religion, Philosophy
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...using different scriptural and theological logics, depending on their own faith traditions. The 1970s brought a new phase with the Black Consciousness Movement and the rise of Black Theology. Those involved in the Kairos Document (Braamfontein: Skotaville, 1986 ) and the Road to Damascus (Braamfontein: Skotaville, 1989 ) offered radical challenges to churches suffering the oppressive inheritance of colonialism. Both used biblical notions (from Luke-Acts) as central metaphors to capture the task of doing theology. Kairos used Luke 19:44 the as key...