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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

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MBAYA, Henry. Apartheid: Resistance and acquiescence. St Paul's Theological College, Grahamstown, 1973-1985. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2013, vol.39, suppl.1, pp.263-290. ISSN 2412-4265.

In this article, I shall analyse the response of St Paul's Anglican Theological College in Grahamstown, South Africa, to the sociopolitical issues that unfolded in that country from 1973 to 1985. I shall argue that the College's response was one of resistance and, sometimes, acquiescence to some of the policies of apartheid and to the impact of these policies on the South African population. I shall illustrate that the racial tensions that sometimes surfaced to a certain extent reflected the fact that the College was a microcosm of wider society, a society characterised by the tensions, contradictions and paradoxes inherent in apartheid.

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