Hts Theological Studies 75 (1) (2019)

In this article, the question in focus is the church and Christianity’s prophetic responsibility towards society, and how in the specific case of the South African-born theologian Gerald John Pillay, his prophetic voice should be characterised. The question is addressed as to whether he was an activist at the barricades or a soft-spoken intellectual in his views on society. After a brief discussion on his bio, the focus is on the phenomenon of being a prophet towards society. Then, the focus, largely based on a literature study, moves to Pillay’s perspectives on the South African and New Zealand contexts, and then a discussion of some of Pillay’s writings on being a prophetic voice follows. Finally, in the conclusion, his specific style and model of being a prophetic voice are analysed.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.4102/hts.v75i1.5395
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,586
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Hans-Georg Gadamer 1900-2002: A Tribute From South Africa.Anton A. Van Niekerk - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):219-222.
CRISPR: Challenges to South African Biotechnology Law.S. Pillay & D. W. Thaldar - 2018 - South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 11 (2):89.


Added to PP index

Total views
3 ( #1,260,716 of 2,348,621 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #512,295 of 2,348,621 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes