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Published by Waxmann Verlag GmbH in M unster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • OUR Brockhaus selection,
  • Christentum, christliche Dogmatik

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReligion and society in transition -- 5
    ContributionsHrsg.: Weisse, Wolfram
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19487252M
    ISBN 103830913273

    Approximately 45% belong to Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Methodist or Roman Catholic churches. 25% participate in traditional African religions. 20% are connected to a Zion Christian Church or other. In the Dutch Reformed Church document Church and Society maintained that although they were changing their stance on apartheid, they believed that within apartheid and under God's sovereign guidance, " everything was not without significance, but was of service to the Kingdom of God.".

    Apartheid Being Dismantled. By Editorial Staff Published Decem JOHANNESBURG, (NIRR) – Apartheid is being dismantled piece by piece in South Africa by new laws and policies, but not until recently has there been visible evidence of a change in the root cause of racial strife in the s in white churches in South Africa have begun to acknowledged that. Apartheid (South African English: / ə ˈ p ɑːr t eɪ d /; Afrikaans: [aˈpartɦɛit], segregation; lit. "aparthood") was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia) from until the early s. Apartheid was characterised by an authoritarian political culture based on baasskap (or white supremacy), which ensured that.

    The Board was the predecessor of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa. (e) Constituting Independent Churches The ‘German Transvaal Synod’ constituted itself on as the “Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (Transvaal Church)”, incorporating the Natal congregations of Berlin origin. Leaders of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church wrestled with this situation theologically and practically. One outcome of their struggles was the emergence of the Confession of Belhar in the early s. The Uniting Reformed Church of South Africa (URCSA), the church that succeeded the Dutch Reformed Mission Church after apartheid, has.


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Maintaining Apartheid or Promoting Change?: The Role of the Dutch Reformed Church in a Phase of Increasing Conflict in South Africa (Religion and Society in Transition) Paperback See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsFormat: Paperback. Get this from a library. Maintaining apartheid or promoting change?: the role of Dutch Reformed Church in a phase of increasing conflict in South Africa.

[Wolfram Weisse; C A Anthonissen;] -- Accompanying CD-ROM contains "[a] video-documentation on cd-rom."--Page []. The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) helped apartheid tie the black and red threats together as a challenge to white, Christian, and Western values.

The DRC chaplains blessed soldiers before they went into Angola, and then days later when they committed human rights abuses did.

Maintaining Apartheid or Promoting Change. The Role of the Dutch Reformed Church in a Phase of Increasing Conflict in South Africa. Religion and Society in Transition, Vol. 5, The Dutch Reformed Church, whose congregations had been segregated sincealso preached that, following the Tower of Babel, God had ordained that different cultures be distinct and sovereign.

The church’s ideas combined with the pseudoscience of race. This essay seeks to rectify this imbalance by exploring the political role and democratic contribution of four churches or church-based organizations within South Africa in the post-apartheid era, namely, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK- a.k.a.

the Dutch Reformed Church or DRC), the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Rhema Bible Cited by:   Dutch reformed Church and apartheid theology The Confession of Belhar has as background the racial, racist, segregationist and apartheid history and theology in South Africa.

The common point of reference in all of this, within the framework of Church history, is the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC). The separation on the basis of race goes.

The largest of the various denominations, the Dutch Reformed Church (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk – NGK), became the ‘official religion’ of the National Party during the apartheid era.

Fear ruled the day. A white minority began to increasingly feel that their own existence was threatened. Questions even began to emerge within the Dutch-Reformed Church, which fashioned the apartheid theology that had legitimated the regime (see Kuperus ).

In the end, it was the paradox of the regime’s being both extraordinarily powerful and highly vulnerable that gave nonviolent resistance to its power (Zunes ).

A form of Protestant Christianity named after John Calvin. It is known for the Doctrine of Predestination and a belief in total dependence on God.

Informed the theology and practice of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, which provided theological justification for apartheid. The Dutch Reformed Church's role in the context of transition in South Africa.

Naudé, P In Wolfram Weisse & Carel Anthonissen (eds.): Maintaining apartheid or promoting change. The role of the DRC in a phase of increasing conflict in South Africa.

Berlin: Waxmann Book Geesgedrewe gelowiges Naudé, P Terug na die grondwaarhede van jou. South African churches collide with state over apartheid The white Afrikaners who control the government are by and large members of the Dutch Reformed Church.

The church finds in the Bible a Author: Paul Van Slambrouck. THE CRISIS IN THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCHES REV. JAMES OGLETHORPE A Minister of the Dutch Reformed South Church Africa, of now on study leave in Holland. YEARS ago, when his was still a lone voice, Professor B.

Keet predicted that the Afrikaners, because they are a Bible-reading people, would eventually reject the apartheid ideology as File Size: KB.

When Apartheid ended in with the first democratic elections in South Africa, the task of facilitating healing and reconciliation was brought to church leaders for implementation. A ground-breaking process, called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 8, was rolled out across South Africa under the leadership of Archbishop Tutu.

White Brothers-Black Strangers: Dutch Calvinist Churches and Apartheid in South-Africa Buskes published the first book against apartheid. A year the pivotal role of the Dutch Reformed. 'Our man in South Africa,' revealing fight against apartheid, debuts on Dutch TV It illustrates the role that the South African Dutch Reformed churches played in supporting apartheid and how.

theology both within the DRC and in the broader reformed tradition also plays a pivotal role in such developments. Reality and kairos: The Dutch Reformed Church in a democratic South Africa 7 South Africa’s current situation is one of crisis. It is within this setting Author: Jaco Botha, Dion A.

Forster. A Secret Society of Afrikaners Helps to Dismantle Apartheid a threat to the white man which cannot be countered by maintaining the status quo. Specifically, the Dutch Reformed Church not only supported the apartheid belief of segregation of the races, but theologically justified it by arguing that the Bible supported this concept.

And to “safeguard” their race, both Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa enacted laws to. to reject the ideology of apartheid, which a segment of the church—the Dutch Reformed Church—had endorsed.5 they insisted that the ideology was based on a blatant misreading of biblical texts and concepts, steeped in exegetical and interpretive fallacies: Both the oppressor and the oppressed claim loyalty to the same Size: 50KB.

Apartheid, the system of racial and ethnic separation introduced in South Africa inwas a gendered project. The immediate goal of the white Afrikaner men who led the apartheid state was to control black men: to turn black men from perceived political and criminal threats into compliant workers. Under apartheid, African men would travel to work for whites in towns and on mines, but Author: Meghan Healy-Clancy.Maintaining apartheid or promoting change?: the role of Dutch Reformed Church in a phase of increasing conflict in South Africa (Book) In die stroomversnellings: vyftig jaar van die NG Kerk by F.

E. O'Brien Geldenhuys (Book).“Remembering Forward and Hoping Backward?; Some Thoughts on Women and the DRC,” in: W.

Weisse/C. Anthonissen, ed. Maintaining Apartheid or Promoting Change? The Role of the Dutch Reformed Church in a Phase of Increasing Conflict in South Africa.

New York: Waxmann Münster, “(Re)Describing Reality?