ITEM VIEW

Mandela and the Methodists : faith, fallacy and fact

dc.contributor.authorForster, Dion A.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-08T12:55:06Z
dc.date.available2016-12-08T12:55:06Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationForster, D. 2014. Mandela and the Methodists : faith, fallacy and fact. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 40(suppl.1):87-115.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2412-4265 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1017-0499 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99962
dc.descriptionCITATION: Forster, D. 2014. Mandela and the Methodists : faith, fallacy and fact. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 40(suppl.1):87-115.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.scielo.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe death of Nelson Mandela has once again focused the spotlight on his religious convictions and faith affiliation. Numerous academics, journalists, and interested members of faith communities have asked what Mr Mandela's faith perspective was. It is clear that faith played a part in his life and this was evidenced in the events surrounding his death and funeral. Faith leaders, and in particular Christian leaders (such as Bishop Ivan Abrahams, Bishop Zipho Siwa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu), featured prominently in the public and private events surroundding Mr Mandela's death, memorial service and funeral. Numerous media sources reported that the Mandela family, and Nelson Mandela in particular, were members of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. The Chaplain General of the African National Congress is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, which also played some part in the role accorded to the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in the public and private moments of ministry surrounding Mr Mandela's death. This article considers Nelson Mandela's faith biography in order to answer the following questions: Was Nelson Mandela a member of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa? What was his relationship to the church and the Christian faith? What lessons can we learn from this for the relationship between the church and the state in South Africa?en_ZA
dc.format.extent29 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherChurch History Society of Southern Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMandela, Nelson, 1918-2013en_ZA
dc.subjectMethodist Church of Southern Africaen_ZA
dc.titleMandela and the Methodists : faith, fallacy and facten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor retains copyright


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW