The Church Struggle in South Africa

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Fortress Press, 2005 - Religion - 286 pages
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This widely acclaimed and influential volume by internationally noted theologian John de Gruchy is now available in a greatly revised and expanded 25th anniversary edition that places the monumental religious struggle against South African apartheid into a larger and instructive global setting. Fully updated, John De Gruchy's authoritative 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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Contents

Apartheid and the Churches
51
The Growing Conflict
101
Black Renaissance Protest and Challenge
144
Resistance Repression and the Transition to Democracy
184
From Church Struggle to Church Struggles
223
Religious Affiliation in South Africa in 1996
261
Index of Names and Subjects
275
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Steve de Gruchy is Senior Lecturer at the School of Theology at the University of Natal.

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