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God for us : an analysis and assessment of Dutch Reformed preaching during the apartheid years

dc.contributor.authorCilliers, Johanen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T11:26:44Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T11:26:44Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationCilliers, J. 2006. God for us : an analysis and assessment of Dutch Reformed preaching during the apartheid years. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS. doi:10.18820/9781920109134.en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-920109-12-7en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn978-1-920109-13-4en_ZA
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.18820/9781920109134en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101824
dc.descriptionCITATION: Cilliers, J. 2006. God for us : an analysis and assessment of Dutch Reformed preaching during the apartheid years. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS. doi:10.18820/9781920109134.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available from AFRICAN SUNMeDIA - www.sun-e-shop.co.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractPreaching reveals, amongst other things, the state of the heart of the church – whether it be healthy or ailing. Sermons from the South African apartheid era, taken from the official mouthpiece of the Dutch Reformed Church (Die Kerkbode), as preached during the years 1960 to 1980 reveal a church sickened by an ideology that had a devastating effect on the country as a whole. In this book, these sermons are analyzed in depth, following a method of “close reading” that not only takes the linguistic detail of each sermon very seriously, but also the theological perspectives conveyed by these details. These analyses bring to light the way preachers made use of biblical texts to sanction national ideals, to create and perpetuate selective God-images, and to stabilize a certain identity during a time of crises. It is saddening and shocking to read and relive these sermons, even after 12 years of democracy in South Africa. But it must not be erased from our memory too quickly. The church cannot do without remembrance. It watches over the state of her heart.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSUN PReSSen_ZA
dc.subjectNederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk -- History -- 20th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectPreaching -- South Africa -- History -- 20th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectReformed Church -- South Africa -- History -- 20th centuryen_ZA
dc.titleGod for us : an analysis and assessment of Dutch Reformed preaching during the apartheid yearsen_ZA
dc.typeBooken_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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