Religion and Resistance Politics in South Africa

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$100.40
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $110.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $110.94   
  • New (2) from $110.94   

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Graybill (African politics, U. of Virginia) demonstrates the crucial role of religion in the fight against apartheid, which has been ignored or downplayed by nearly all analysts. She examines four individuals--Albert Lutuli of the ANC, Robert Sobukwe of the PAC, Steve Biko of the BCM, and Desmond Tutu of the UDF--during four major episodes of resistance between 1952 and 1983, showing how their various theological views led them to adopt and justify their positions in either the moderate Charterist or the radical Africanist approach to liberation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

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

Meet the Author

LYN S. GRAYBILL currently teaches African Politics in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Albert Lutuli and the African National Congress 25
2 Robert Sobukwe and the Pan-Africanist Congress 45
3 Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement 75
4 Bishop Desmond Tutu and the United Democratic Front 103
Conclusion 125
Select Bibliography 133
Index 145
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)