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dc.contributor.advisorFarisani, Elelwani Bethuel.
dc.creatorMarie, Rowanne Sarojini.
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-15T13:08:15Z
dc.date.available2011-01-15T13:08:15Z
dc.date.created2004
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/2142
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Th.)-University of KwaZulu- Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2004.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe land issue is one among the many challenges faced by South Africa. In this work I look at dispossession of land in the South African context, and reflect on the biblical account of Naboth's vineyard. Naboth was dispossessed of his vineyard through the abuse of power and the lack of justice. In like manner, people of colour in South Africa were dispossessed of their land by a very powerful minority. The legal system did not protect the weak and vulnerable - hence many injustices occurred. The aim of this dissertation is to remind ourselves of land dispossession through the abuse of power and the lack of justice. Through this reminder, I encourage and challenge the church of its responsibilities in the land discussion. The church has a biblical mandate to speak out prophetically and to become proactive in correcting the injustices of the past. Through the church responding in this manner, it will directly assist in poverty alleviation and will drive toward an improved quality of life for all human beings.en_US
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dc.subjectLand tenure--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectLand tenure--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectLand reform--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectLand reform--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectChristianity and justice--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectBible. O.T. Kings, 1st, XXI--Criticism, interpretation, etc.en_US
dc.subjectNaboth (Biblical character)en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Theology.en_US
dc.titleLand, power and justice in South Africa in dialogue with the biblical story of Naboth's vineyard.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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