Religion and Resistance Politics in South Africa

Religion and Resistance Politics in South Africa

by Lyn S. Graybill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275951413

ISBN-13: 9780275951412

Pub. Date: 11/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This study focuses on Christianity and black nationalism in South Africa and looks at four individuals—Albert Lutuli, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, and Desmond Tutu—to see how each leader's Christian beliefs influenced the political strategy he pursued. Just as theology (Calvinism) was significant in the formulation of Afrikaner nationalism, so too has

Overview

This study focuses on Christianity and black nationalism in South Africa and looks at four individuals—Albert Lutuli, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, and Desmond Tutu—to see how each leader's Christian beliefs influenced the political strategy he pursued. Just as theology (Calvinism) was significant in the formulation of Afrikaner nationalism, so too has theology, variously interpreted, been instrumental in the articulation of African nationalism. The African National Congress (ANC), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), and the United Democratic Front (UDF) all relied on a Christian perspective and vocabulary to articulate the goals of black nationalism. By tracing this religious thread through each of these various resistance movements, the author has made a fascinating contribution to the literature of comparative politics, African studies, and the sociology of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275951412
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1995
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Albert Lutuli and the ANC

Robert Sobukwe and the PAC

Steve Biko and the BCM

Desmond Tutu and the UDF

Afterword

Bibliography

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