The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
Christianity and the colonisation of South Africa: a documentary history v1. By Charles Villa-Vicencio and Peter Grassow.
Initial religious encounters between the settlers in Southern Africa and the indigenous inhabitants entailed the establishment of settler churches and their relationship with home churches. This era therefore saw little by way of the spread of Christianity. However, with the arrival of Johannes van der Kemp and other missionaries from London Missionary Society in 1799, Christianity began to cross colonial boundaries, marking the great era of missions in Southern Africa.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/629695121
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 LIbrary, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
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