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Apartheid Resistance and Biblical Interpretation: From Christian Confession to Materialist Analysis

  • Niall McKay (a1)

Abstract

The rhetorical resistance to Apartheid in South Africa appealed to many sources of authority. In Christian communities, the New Testament was brought into creative conversation with traditional “confessional” texts, modern scholarship, and Marxist class analysis in order to develop contextually-located theologies and practices of resistance. This article highlights the important insights of Allan Boesak, Albert Nolan, and Itumeleng Mosala, which served the Apartheid struggle. After noting key differences in the methods and conclusions of these scholars, I suggest that another look at their insights may well be critical in developing Christian responses to the deep structural injustices of the post-Apartheid period.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Niall McKay, 153 Tudor St., Hamilton, NSW 2303, Australia. E-mail: nmckay@spirited.net.au

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