Music that will bring back the dead? Resurrection, reconciliation, and restorative justice in post-apartheid south Africa

Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):115-141 (2010)
This essay explores how the doctrine of the Resurrection informs theological reflection on reconciliation in post-Apartheid South Africa. It begins by establishing the fragile and liminal state of reconciliation, despite the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It then argues that the Resurrection offers an ecstatic and relational understanding of the human, which in turn provides a basis for advancing claims regarding human dignity and well-being. In conversation with the work of Oliver O'Donovan and James Alison on the Resurrection, this view is further contextualized by incorporating insights from ubuntu and from the work of Judith Butler on grieving. The essay closes with proposals for how the church in post-Apartheid South Africa can give witness to the Resurrection in its immediate life and work through advocacy and carrying on the politics of grieving
Keywords Truth and Reconciliation Commission  human dignity  grieving  South Africa  ubuntu  Resurrection
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2009.00397.x
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