Africanisation of theological education: An exploration of a hybrid epistemology

This article explores the concept of hybrid epistemology in relation with the author's theological teaching of his neighbours from the northern townships of Pretoria and the students of the University of Pretoria. It is written from the perspective of a black African mission practitioner who va...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 76; no. 4; pp. 1 - 8
Main Author: Kabongo, Kasebwe T.L
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS 05-28-2020
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Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: This article explores the concept of hybrid epistemology in relation with the author's theological teaching of his neighbours from the northern townships of Pretoria and the students of the University of Pretoria. It is written from the perspective of a black African mission practitioner who values with equal footing the diverse ways human beings can acquire knowledge. He longs to see a symbiotic relationship between different epistemologies and be prioritised in the theological training of Africans. He stresses that the value in authenticity would allow the diversity of epistemologies to weave together in a symbiotic way. This article is a case study that reflects on the symbiotic relationship between different epistemologies using the five human senses as a multi-sensory approach to knowing. It discusses the experiences with students from InnerCHANGE and the University of Pretoria.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v76i4.5911