By Martin Prozesky
This publication comprises chapters via 14 fashionable figures delivering info on key matters about the Christian religion in South Africa. 3 quarters of South Africans regard themselves as Christians. the tale of the gospel of affection and its interaction with politics is the topic pursued the following.
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Women are in most cases not allowed to exercise power in the church wherein they are almost the sole audience and activists, be it political, religious, financial or theological power. They are allocated some space, yes, but it is space at some remote corner and not at the centre stage of the church. That remote corner is the only space they are allowed to use for articulation of their own theology, a theology which they create in response to the challenges which face them specifically, as well as those which face their families and community.
In order to achieve this, missionaries in the classical liberal sense acted as intercessors for the blacks with the colonial government, as intercessors between the oppressors and the oppressed (Majeke 8: 26). On the other hand one comes across commentators who regard the missionaries as everything but docile accomplices of the colonial authority. So, for example, R. Philip draws a picture of Dr John Philip, the well known missionary, as a typical pietist in his personal piety, but at the same time a fearless champion of 'native' rights (Philip 12).
Coupled with the above issue is the closely related one of the 'authority' of scripture as a whole, which especially Mosala addresses very provocatively, posing very pertinent questions.
Christianity Amidst Apartheid: Selected Perspectives on the Church in South Africa by Martin Prozesky