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dc.contributor.authorFiedler, R. N.
dc.contributor.authorHofmeyr, J. W.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T08:15:21Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T08:15:21Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationFiedler, R. N., & Hofmeyr, J. W. (2011). The conception of the circle of concerned African women theologians: is it African or western?. Acta Theologica, 31(1), 39-57.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9580
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we argue that the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians was largely conceived as African, and that it addresses the issues of African women. The Circle approaches the issue of women’s liberation from an African perspective, and is not based on a Western concept. Thus, we will show how Mercy Amba Oduyoye and her mother experienced liberation in the African context. Furthermore, by reflecting on the experiences of Mercy Amba Oduyoye and her mother in the context of the men who formed part of their world (their husbands, grandfathers and uncles), we will show how the reinterpretation of oppressive African cultures by men can bring about the liberation of African women. This is in keeping with the agenda of the Circle, namely to liberate women in the church and in society. The ecumenical bodies merely provided the structures within which the Circle was organized. The influence of Western feminist theologies enshrined in the ecumenical bodies with which Mercy Amba Oduyoye was associated, therefore had only a limited impact on the conception of the Circle.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectOduyoye, Mercy Ambaen_US
dc.subjectOduyoye, Modupeen_US
dc.subjectMasculinityen_US
dc.subjectAfrican feminist theologyen_US
dc.subjectCircle of concerned African women theologiansen_US
dc.titleThe conception of the circle of concerned African women theologians: is it African or western?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_US
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US


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