FEATURING - Christianity in South Africa: a political, social & cultural history by R. Elphick & R. Davenport (eds).

Posted on November 14, 2022

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Christianity in South Africa: a political, social & cultural history by R. Elphick & R. Davenport (eds)

The book tells how Christianity spread among the various regions and peoples of South Africa. It shows how differently Christian traditions—Afrikaner,  English-speaking, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, African Independent and Pentecostal—navigated the turbulence of the twentieth century. It also looks at gender and the interaction of Christianity with other world religions: Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. It examines South African Christian literature, music and architecture and concludes with the activities and discourse of Christians in the struggles over imperialism, segregation and apartheid. Access: https://univofpretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/38284545

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw
Published by Adrienne Warricker

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