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Compromise and Courage: Anglicans in Johannesburg 1864-1999. a Divided Church in Search of Integrity Peter Lee

Compromise and Courage: Anglicans in Johannesburg 1864-1999. a Divided Church in Search of Integrity

Peter Lee

Published December 31st 2005
ISBN : 9781875053506
Paperback
432 pages
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Ever since Anglican Christians began to live and work in the then Transvaal in the 1860s, tensions were built into the life of the church: imperial policy, colonial attitudes, black and white Christians meeting in different congregations, and deepMoreEver since Anglican Christians began to live and work in the then Transvaal in the 1860s, tensions were built into the life of the church: imperial policy, colonial attitudes, black and white Christians meeting in different congregations, and deep differences about Christian witness in a conflicted society. At times the church showed remarkable integrity and courage over issues of race, land, housing and unity - not only under apartheid, but long before. Yet the church also reflected superficiality, racism and moral compromise. Peter Lee tracks the story, reviewing previous debates and introducing much new material, including the first lives of some of Johannesburgs bishops.