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Stellenbosch Theological Journal

On-line version ISSN 2413-9467
Print version ISSN 2413-9459

Abstract

FORTEIN, Eugene. Allan Boesak: A theology of prophetic resistance (1976-1990) Some historical-theological reflections. STJ [online]. 2020, vol.6, n.2, pp.253-274. ISSN 2413-9467.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17570/stj.2020.v6n2.a11.

This article attempts to exhibit the theology of prophetic resistance presented by Allan Boesak during the church struggle against apartheid and how it influenced the theological landscape. Firstly, the methodology applied in this article is to place Boesak against the backdrop of the significant historical events of the 1960s and 1970s. The purpose of this is to illustrate both the growing resistance of the oppressed black people and the unjust rule of apartheid against which Boesak will assert himself. The article goes on to focus on the theological contribution of Boesak between 1976 and 1990. The author will investigate specific events during the 1980s to showcase Boesak's involvement within the Dutch Reformed Mission Church and beyond.

Keywords : Boesak; apartheid; Dutch Reformed Church; Dutch Reformed Mission Church; theology of prophetic resistance; black consciousness.

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