Race and Reconciliation in South Africa

Race and Reconciliation in South Africa : A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective

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In the mid-1990s the Truth and Reconciliation Commission disclosed its findings on the awful reality of the apartheid era in South Africa. The Commission inspired scholars from Europe, North America, and South Africa to convene a group of their own, to investigate in multicultural, scholarly dialogue the history, theology, philosophy, and politics of race and reconciliation in South Africa. This volume is the product of that important dialogue. And while the focus is the particular environment of South Africa, the contributors work within a comparative perspective, using examples from other nations and cultures to explore that which makes South Africa unique. Ultimately, the book aims to offer not only a better understanding of the depth of injustice in South Africa's past, but also a deeper appreciation for the achievement of the present and the promise of the future-in South Africa and in every other multiethnic region in the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739101420
  • 9780739101421

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 South Africa and Paul's Letter to the Galations: A Struggle with Ethnicity and Race Chapter 4 British Immigration during the Nineteenth Century: The American and South African Experience Chapter 5 The Chastening of the English-Speaking Churches in South Africa Chapter 6 Ecclesiastical Racism and the Politics of Confession in the United States and South Africa Chapter 7 Building Democracy: An Examination of Religious Associations in South Africa and Zimbabwe Chapter 8 The Church Partitioned or the Church Reconciled? South Africa's Theological and Historical Dilemma Chapter 9 Christian Scholarship for Reconciliation? The Free University of Amsterdam and Potchesfstroom University for Christian Higher Education Chapter 10 South Africa's Bill of Rights: Reconciliation and a Just Society Chapter 11 Multiculturalism: How Can the Human World Live Its Difference? Chapter 12 Eco-Human Justice and Well-Being Chapter 13 Truth and Reconciliation: The South African Experience
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Review quote

This book makes a contribution to a better understanding of racism and injustice in South Africa, and a better understanding of what South Africans have achieved in the past several years. I thank William Van Vugt, Daan Cloete, and the other contributors for their work. -- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu
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About Archbishop Desmond Tutu

William E. Van Vugt is Professor of History at Calvin College. G. Daan Cloete is Professor of New Testament at the University of the Western Cape.
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