Church Struggle In South Africa

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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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579105136
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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John W. de Gruchy is a native of South Africa and serves as the Director of the Graduate School in Humanities at the University of Cape Town. John is an ordained minister in the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa. He was recently awarded the prestigious Karl Barth Prize for 2000.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Postscript to the third edition : locating The church struggle in South Africa in the wider historiography of the church in South Africa
1 Historical origins 1
2 Apartheid and the churches 51
3 The growing conflict 101
4 Black renaissance, protest, and challenge 144
5 Resistance, repression and the transition to democracy 184
6 From church struggle to church struggles 223
App Religious affiliation in South Africa in 1996 261
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