Vereniger en opheffer: die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Rhodesië (1890 - 2007)

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dc.contributor.author Hendrich, Gustav
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T12:18:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T12:18:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Hendrich, G. 2011. Vereniger en opheffer: die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Rhodesië (1890 - 2007). New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 62:155-177, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6613
dc.description.abstract In the missionary and church history of Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) the Dutch Reformed church did not concentrate exclusively on the unity of the local Afrikaner community, but also played a pivotal role in the upliftment of the indigenous population. Ever since the coming into being of Rhodesia during the 1890’s, Afrikaner immigrants had brought with them their Christian values and religion. Rhodesia being pre-eminently an Englishspeaking colony of the British Empire until 1965, the Dutch Reformed Church considered it necessary to serve its Afrikaner members, thereby acting as a stronghold against Anglicisation and assimilation. Since 1895 Dutch Reformed congregations were established across the entire country as a reflection of their fellow countrymen in Africa. Between 1890 and 1980 the Dutch Reformed Church in Rhodesia would play an instrumental role in the spiritual life of many Afrikaners. At the same time the Dutch Reformed Church extended its missionary work to the black people – not merely to convert them to the Christian-Calvinist faith, but also to uplift them socioeconomically by means of education and the establishment of self-sufficient congregations. In this article the two-fold role of the Dutch Reformed Church in Rhodesia in unifying and uplifting both Afrikaners and indigenous peoples is analised. en_US
dc.language.iso other en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Rhodesië en_US
dc.subject Afrikaners en_US
dc.subject Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk en_US
dc.subject Sendingwerk en_US
dc.subject Morgenster en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title Vereniger en opheffer: die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Rhodesië (1890 - 2007) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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