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Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936

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Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio
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Category : History
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by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936 books, Some churches and Christian traditions have been far more influential in shaping South African society than others. Working from some 3,500 primary documents relevant to understanding the role of Christianity in forming South Africa, this book looks at the final three decades of the 19th century and the beginnings of modernization in the first part of the 20th century. During this time, the country was transformed from a primarily rural and traditional society into one which was increasingly urban, industrial, and capitalist. This was also a moment of transition for Christian missionary endeavor and the formation of the colonial churches. The book considers the way in which theology functioned in the construction of modern South Africa. The most salient theological dimension concerns ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church. Ecclesiology functions at the interface of theological conviction and social reality. It describes both what the church should be and what it is in day-to-day experience. This gap between faith and reality is nowhere more evident than in the account presented in this volume. But more so, one of the most remarkable aspects of South African social history has been the interaction and parallels between ecclesiological praxis, on the one hand, and social and political formation, on the other.




Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1487 1883

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Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio
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Size: 40.88 MB
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Category : History
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Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1487 1883

by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1487 1883 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1487 1883 books, The initial religious encounters between settlers in southern Africa and the indigenous inhabitants entailed the establishment of settler churches and the relationships with their home countries. However, this era saw little by way of the spread of Christianity. In 1799, with the arrival of Johannes van der Kemp and other missionaries from the London Missionary Society, Christianity began to cross colonial boundaries, marking the great era of missions in southern Africa. At the outset, the missionary presence remained precariously perched between success and failure. While missionary influence among the indigenous peoples was relatively insignificant, the opposite was true within the colony. At the same time, expansion pressures from the Cape precipitated growing conflict between settlers and indigenous peoples. Increasingly, missionaries were caught between the interests of indigenous peoples and those of the colony. For the most part, they sided with their colonial heritage and roots, but in some significant instances, their identification with indigenous people led them to take extremely unpopular stands against both Boer and British colonial authority. Such conflicts are traced at various levels throughout this book. The broader spread of Christianity during this period is also examined through multiple voices and stories.




A Theological Odyssey

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Author: John W. De Gruchy
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1920689435
Size: 60.56 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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A Theological Odyssey

by John W. De Gruchy, A Theological Odyssey Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Theological Odyssey books, John de Gruchy is one of the greatest and most respected South African theologians of the past five decades. His work has left an indelible mark on both the South African and international theological landscapes. In this book he describes his theological journey, revisiting core themes, periods and sources. This is an enriching read, as De Gruchy engages with some of the greatest theologians in the history of the church ? notably John Calvin, Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Reinhold Niebuhr ? as well as with a wide selection of his fellow South African theologians.ÿ?ÿCas Wepener




Belief Law And Politics

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Author: Marie-Claire Foblets
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317175336
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Category : Law
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Belief Law And Politics

by Marie-Claire Foblets, Belief Law And Politics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Belief Law And Politics books, This edited collection gathers together the principal findings of the three-year RELIGARE project, which dealt with the question of religious and philosophical diversity in European law. Specifically, it covers four spheres of public policy and legislation where the pressure to accommodate religious diversity has been most strongly felt in Europe: employment, family life, use of public space and state support mechanisms. Embracing a forward-looking approach, the final RELIGARE report provides recommendations to governance units at the local, national and European levels regarding issues of religious pluralism and secularism. This volume adds context and critique to those recommendations and more generally opens an intellectual discussion on the topic of religion in the European Union. The book consists of two main parts: the first includes the principal findings of the RELIGARE research project, while the second is a compilation of 28 short contributions from influential scholars, legal practitioners, policy makers and activists who respond to the report and offer their views on the sensitive issue of religious diversity and the law in Europe.




The Church Struggle In South Africa

The Church Struggle in South Africa PDF
Author: John W. De Gruchy
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800637552
Size: 12.97 MB
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Category : Religion
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The Church Struggle In South Africa

by John W. De Gruchy, The Church Struggle In South Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Church Struggle In South Africa books, No more heartrending yet hopeful case study in Christian ethics exists than in the story of South African apartheid and its recent decisive transformation. John de Gruchy's authoritative and newly updated account of Christian complicity with and then resistance to one of the world's most notoriously repressive regimes holds indispensable lessons and "dangerous memories" for all concerned about evil, justice, and racial reconciliation.




Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936

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Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio
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Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936

by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christianity And The Colonisation Of South Africa 1867 1936 books, Some churches and Christian traditions have been far more influential in shaping South African society than others. Working from some 3,500 primary documents relevant to understanding the role of Christianity in forming South Africa, this book looks at the final three decades of the 19th century and the beginnings of modernization in the first part of the 20th century. During this time, the country was transformed from a primarily rural and traditional society into one which was increasingly urban, industrial, and capitalist. This was also a moment of transition for Christian missionary endeavor and the formation of the colonial churches. The book considers the way in which theology functioned in the construction of modern South Africa. The most salient theological dimension concerns ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church. Ecclesiology functions at the interface of theological conviction and social reality. It describes both what the church should be and what it is in day-to-day experience. This gap between faith and reality is nowhere more evident than in the account presented in this volume. But more so, one of the most remarkable aspects of South African social history has been the interaction and parallels between ecclesiological praxis, on the one hand, and social and political formation, on the other.




New African Yearbook

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Author: Alan Rake
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Category : Africa
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New African Yearbook

by Alan Rake, New African Yearbook Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New African Yearbook books,