A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals

 

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dc.contributor.advisor De Gruchy, John W en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lund, Christopher Alan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-20T15:40:21Z
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dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lund, C. 1989. A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15876
dc.description Bibliography: pages 118-126. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation arises out of a recognition of the need for research into evangelicalism as a distinct and important area within the Christian church in South Africa. It focuses on the struggle for the symbols and doctrines of the evangelical tradition in South Africa as that struggle is articulated in the Evangelical Witness document (EWISA), and the Concerned Evangelicals organisation (CE), with which the document is associated. Evangelicalism is approached as the site of a struggle for certain theological elements, which have a particular material force as ideology. This struggle is discussed in four chapters. The first chapter discusses the way in which evangelicalism may be defined, suggesting that the struggle over the definition of evangelicalism is itself an indication of wider struggles in evangelicalism. It then develops a brief working model of evangelicalism in South Africa as a framework for understanding CE and EWISA and their critique. The second chapter addresses the EWISA document in some detail, focussing on the way in which EWISA's restatement of certain tenets of evangelical theology has a particular material (ideological) force. The third chapter provides a brief history of CE, and discusses its main agenda as it has been articulated thus far. The final chapter reflects on CE and EWISA's major contributions, indicates some parallel movements in the One Third World and other parts of the Two Thirds World, and makes certain theological and practical recommendations for CE's ongoing work. The main thesis argued is that the liberation critique offered by CE and EWISA shows the need for a reassessment and restatement of evangelicalism in South Africa. Some of the ways in which this restatement may occur are tentatively suggested through an analysis of CE and EWISA's retrieval of certain elements of the evangelical tradition for its project of liberation. This, it is suggested, forms an important beginning for the reclaiming of evangelicalism from the right wing of the evangelical community. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Evangelicalism - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Lund, C. A. (1989). <i>A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Lund, Christopher Alan. <i>"A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Lund CA. A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1989 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15876 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Lund, Christopher Alan AB - This dissertation arises out of a recognition of the need for research into evangelicalism as a distinct and important area within the Christian church in South Africa. It focuses on the struggle for the symbols and doctrines of the evangelical tradition in South Africa as that struggle is articulated in the Evangelical Witness document (EWISA), and the Concerned Evangelicals organisation (CE), with which the document is associated. Evangelicalism is approached as the site of a struggle for certain theological elements, which have a particular material force as ideology. This struggle is discussed in four chapters. The first chapter discusses the way in which evangelicalism may be defined, suggesting that the struggle over the definition of evangelicalism is itself an indication of wider struggles in evangelicalism. It then develops a brief working model of evangelicalism in South Africa as a framework for understanding CE and EWISA and their critique. The second chapter addresses the EWISA document in some detail, focussing on the way in which EWISA's restatement of certain tenets of evangelical theology has a particular material (ideological) force. The third chapter provides a brief history of CE, and discusses its main agenda as it has been articulated thus far. The final chapter reflects on CE and EWISA's major contributions, indicates some parallel movements in the One Third World and other parts of the Two Thirds World, and makes certain theological and practical recommendations for CE's ongoing work. The main thesis argued is that the liberation critique offered by CE and EWISA shows the need for a reassessment and restatement of evangelicalism in South Africa. Some of the ways in which this restatement may occur are tentatively suggested through an analysis of CE and EWISA's retrieval of certain elements of the evangelical tradition for its project of liberation. This, it is suggested, forms an important beginning for the reclaiming of evangelicalism from the right wing of the evangelical community. DA - 1989 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1989 T1 - A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals TI - A critical examination of Evangelicalism in South Africa, with special reference to the Evangelical Witness document and concerned evangelicals UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15876 ER - en_ZA


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