Martin Prozesky and ‘Well-being’: Retroactive and Proactive Perspectives on Religion and Ethics in the Social Transformation of South Africa

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Johannes A. Smit
Denzil Chetty

Abstract

This article primarily outlines the discursive threads in Prozesky’s ‘Implications of Apartheid for Christianity in South Africa’ in the book he edited, Christianity Amidst Apartheid: Selected Perspectives on the Church in South Africa ([1985] 1990); his first book, Religion and Ultimate Well-Being: An Explanatory Theory (1984); and his latest book, Conscience: Ethical Intelligence for Global Well-Being (2007). This is under three headings: Apartheid as Heresy; Explaining Religion; and Conscience Ethics. We conclude with some appreciative and critical reflections, that we believe, can take Prozesky’s life-long project, further. This is positioned in the social transformation paradigm.

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Smit, J., & Chetty, D. (2018). Martin Prozesky and ‘Well-being’: Retroactive and Proactive Perspectives on Religion and Ethics in the Social Transformation of South Africa. Journal for the Study of Religion, 31(1), 277-306. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/sra/article/view/766
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Towards the Future
Author Biographies

Johannes A. Smit, University of KwaZulu-Natal




Denzil Chetty, University of South Africa