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The equality of believers : Protestant missionaries and the racial politics of South Africa

Author: Richard Elphick
Publisher: Charlottesville [Va.] : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Series: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Providing historical context reaching back to 1652, Elphick concentrates on the era of industrialization, segregation, and the beginnings of apartheid in the first half of the twentieth century ... Elphick's book reveals the deep religious roots of racial ideas and initiatives that profoundly shaped the history of South Africa."--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Elphick
ISBN: 9780813932736 0813932734
OCLC Number: 765483701
Description: viii, 437 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the equality of believers --
The missionaries, their converts, and their enemies --
The missionaries: from egalitarianism to paternalism --
The Africans: embracing the gospel of equality --
The Dutch settlers: confining the gospel of equality --
The political missionaries: "our religion must embody itself in action" --
The missionary critique of the African: witchcraft, marriage and sexuality --
The revolt of the Black clergy: "we can't be brothers" --
The benevolent empire and the social gospel --
The "native question" and the benevolent empire --
A Christian coalition of paternal elites --
The social gospel: the ideology of the benevolent empire --
High point of the Christian alliance: a South African Locarno --
The enemies of the benevolent empire: gelykstelling condemned --
The parting of the ways --
A special education for Africans? --
The abolition of the Cape franchise: a "door of citizenship" closed --
The evangelical invention of apartheid --
Neo-Calvinism: a worldview for a missionary volk --
The stagnation of the social gospel --
The abolition of the mission schools: a second "door of citizenship" closed --
A divided missionary impulse and its political heirs.
Series Title: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Responsibility: Richard Elphick.

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"Providing historical context reaching back to 1652, Elphick concentrates on the era of industrialization, segregation, and the beginnings of apartheid in the first half of the twentieth century ... Elphick's book reveals the deep religious roots of racial ideas and initiatives that profoundly shaped the history of South Africa."--Dust jacket flap.
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"The Equality of Believers" is an original and substantial contribution to the study of the history of Christian missions in southern Africa. Elphick has accumulated, assembled, and analyzed a mass Read more...

 
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