This special edition was sub-edited by Stephan de Beer (Centre for Contextual Ministry)

This series originally appeared in the HTS Theological Studies/ Teologies Studies 72(1), 2016

Discerning a theological agenda for spatial justice in South Africa: An imperative for sustained reconciliation – Stephan de Beer

A spatial turn has occurred in various disciplines over the past decades. This article holds that it has not occurred in a similar decisive manner in…

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Leibniz, Lefebvre and the spatial turn in law – Isolde de Villiers

This contribution takes as its point of departure the spatial turn in law and the notion of spatial justice. It traces the term ‘spatial justice’…

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Spaces of alienation: Dispossession and justice in South Africa – Petrus T. Delport; Tshepo Lephakga

Theories and philosophies of space and place have seen a rise in prominence in recent times, specifically in the disciplines of theology, law and philosophy. This…

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Interrupting separateness, disrupting comfort: An autoethnographic account of lived religion, ubuntu and spatial justice – John Eliastam

This article uses a fictionalised encounter as the basis for an autoethnographic exploration of the intersections between the South African social value of ubuntu and the…

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The transformation of the city of Zion: From decadence to justice and prophetic hope (Is. 1:1–2:5) – Alphonso Groenewald

This article focuses on the story of the transformation of the city called Zion. Isaiah 1:1–2:5 is the key to the book. This chapter describes the…

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How does justice smell? Reflections on space and place, justice and the body – Jacob Meiring

Flowing from a joint consultation on Spatial Justice and Reconciliation on 21–22 September 2015, hosted by the Centre for Contextual Ministry and the Ubuntu Research…

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Facing our whiteness in doing Ubuntu research. Finding spatial justice for the researcher – Julian Müller; Sheila Trahar

In this article, the two authors, academics from different contexts and both aware of their whiteness, focus on their own vulnerable selves. The aim is…

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The parable of the Feast (Lk 14:16b–23): Breaking down boundaries and discerning a theological–spatial justice agenda – Ernest Van Eck; Wayne Renkin; Ezekiel Ntakirutimana

The parable of the Feast (Lk 14:16b–23) is perhaps the example par excellence in the New Testament that addresses spatial justice and reconciliation. In the…

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Tiyo Soga: Violence, disruption and dislocation in the white polis – Vuyani Vellem

Tiyo Soga must be celebrated as he is the personification of a body of knowledge pertinent to the development of foundational knowledge in examining the violence,…

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