2.22.2011

Against Individualism

"It does kingdom theology great injustice when we use it to justify the individualism that is characteristic of our Western culture. Properly imagined, kingdom theology is, from all angles, against individualism."

"In it (Ubuntu philosophy), engaging different voices is not just a good practice. It is a prerequisite for progress."

"Such a conversation, when properly carried out enriches the entire global theological tradition."


These are taken from Harvey Kwiyani's paper: "Kingdom Theology from an African Perspective" at the Society of Vineyard Scholars conference...

2 comments:

LindaFaye said...

I think we Americans have got Christianity wrong on so many levels. So much so that I don't really like the name Christian to be used to describe myself...

It's high time we start listening to other cultures who have so much to speak into our theology.

But listening to other cultures is so un-American...

steven hamilton said...

yes!