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Title:Eradicating poverty and promoting dignity in Botswana through contextual theology of liberation: challenges and prospects
Author:Ruele, Moji
Year:2011
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:26
Issue:1
Pages:161-186
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:poverty reduction
liberation theology
religion
poverty
Dignity--Religious aspects
Christianity and culture
Abstract:Poverty remains a significant problem in post-independence Botswana. Fighting poverty is difficult due to factors such as landlessness, gender and ethnic disparity, and HIV/AIDS. This paper proposes the application of principles and methods of contextual theology of liberation in poverty reduction efforts, arguing that the basic tenets of this strategy provide the most pragmatic model in the fight against many social ills. 'Contextual' theology of liberation refers to the kind of theology whose thinking and practice arise from and are influenced by their context. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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