Exploring the hospitality of God, and its implications for human thought and action, this book examines the concepts of hospitality as cognitive tools for reframing our thinking about God, divine action, and human response in discipleship. Hospitality is imagined as an interactive symbol, changing perspectives and encouraging stable environments of compassionate construction in society. Human rights are of crucial importance to the wellbeing of the people of our planet. But there is a sense in which they will always be an emergency measure, a response to evils as they are happening. The authors argue that a hospitable comparative theology reaches out to bring Christian hospitality into the dialogue of world religions and cultures. It will respect the identity of particular groups and yet will strive for a cosmopolitan sharing of common values. It will respect tradition but also openness to reform and re-imagining. It will encourage convergence and development in a fluid stream of committed hospitalities.
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This volume explores the social constructions of sexuality in South Africa as articulated in the tensions between margin and mainstream during the transition to democracy. The nuances between how people experience their own sexuality, how that sexuality differs over time, and how they speak about it are discussed in the context of the homosexual communities of South Africa. Using the hierarchy of heteronormativity, this work argues that centralized constructions of sexuality are generally taken for granted, and tend to gain invisibility through their pervasiveness, while marginalized social positions are often visibly pathologized.