Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social & Cultural History

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Richard Elphick
University of California Press, 1997 - Apartheid - 480 pages
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Almost three-quarters of South Africans in the late-1990s call themselves Christians. From colonial times, when missionaries embroiled themselves in frontier conflicts, until recently, when both defenders and opponents of apartheid draw heavily upon Christian doctrine and ritual, Christian impulses have shaped South Africa. North America: University of California Press; South Africa: David Philip/New Africa Books

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Richard Elphick is Professor of History at Wesleyan University. Rodney Davenport is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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