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The Story of the Church in South Africa (Global Perspectives Series)

Kevin Roy

The Story of the Church in South Africa (Global Perspectives Series)

Kevin Roy

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From Calvinist to Catholic, from Charismatic to AmaZioni, the Rainbow Nation has one of the most colourful, variegated, and bewildering array of Christian churches in the world. Where on earth did they all come from? How did they develop? What do they believe? How are they related to one another?In this clear and readable history of Christianity in South Africa, Kevin Roy answers these questions with comprehensive, succinct and rigorous historical analysis with sympathy and honesty. Dr Roy does not shy away from the failures and sins of the participants in this story that intertwines with the history of the peoples and tribes in South Africa. This book is a testimony of divine love and patience in the midst of human folly and frailty, of successes and faithful service to God.

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About "The Story of the Church in South Africa (Global Perspectives Series)"

From Calvinist to Catholic, from Charismatic to AmaZioni, the Rainbow Nation has one of the most colourful, variegated, and bewildering array of Christian churches in the world. Where on earth did they all come from? How did they develop? What do they believe? How are they related to one another?In this clear and readable history of Christianity in South Africa, Kevin Roy answers these questions with comprehensive, succinct and rigorous historical analysis with sympathy and honesty. Dr Roy does not shy away from the failures and sins of the participants in this story that intertwines with the history of the peoples and tribes in South Africa. This book is a testimony of divine love and patience in the midst of human folly and frailty, of successes and faithful service to God.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • foreword

    preface

    list Of Abbreviations

    1 An Overview

        the Dutch Period

        the British Period

        the Modern Period

    2 The Dutch Period

        van Riebeeck And The Dutch Settlers

        the Indigenous People Of The Cape

        slaves And The First Minister

        arrival Of The French Huguenots

        george Schmidt And The Moravians

        lutheran Beginnings

        helperus Ritzema Van Lier

        michiel Christiaan Vos

        the Re-establishment Of The Moravian Mission

        some Closing Reflections On The Dutch Period

    3 The Start Of The British Period

        the London Missionary Society (lms)

        dr Johannes Theodorus Van Der Kemp

        ntsikana – The Morning Star Of The Xhosa Church

        john Philip

        churches Of British Origin

        the Journey So Far

    4 “ethiopia Shall Stretch Out Her Hands”

        robert Moffat

        david Livingstone

        the Great Trek

        daniel Lindley

        the Formation Of Two New Afrikaans Reformed Churches

        andrew Murray

        revival

        charles Pamla

        doctrinal Conflict In The Dutch Reformed Church

        bishop Colenso

        ethiopianism

        lutherans

        reflections On The British Period

    5 A South African Pentecost

        the Second Anglo-boer War (1899–1902)

        prisoner-of-war Camp Revivals

        zion And Pentecostal Beginnings

        the Apostolic Faith Mission (afm)

        the Full Gospel Church Of God

        assemblies Of God (ag)

        nicholas Bhengu

        further Pentecostal Movements And Churches

        the African Instituted (or Independent) Churches

    6 The Growing Church Struggle

        the Ecumenical Movement

        the Rise Of Apartheid

        the Development Of The Christian Council Of South Africa (ccsa) And The Growing Rift Between Afrikaans

        and English Churches

        the Federal Mission Council (fmc) Of The Drc And Its Efforts To Devise A Just Racial Policy

        sharpeville And Cottesloe

        albert Luthuli

        z. K. Matthews

        beyers Naudé

        a Non-political Interlude

    7 Towards A New South Africa

        the Struggle Intensifies

        the Newer Charismatic Churches

        the Collapse Of Apartheid

        the New South Africa

    8 The Last Twenty Years: A Brief Postscript

        the Truth And Reconciliation Commission

        looking Ahead

    bibliography

    index

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