oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - A debate on attitudes to African religion: A conversation and confrontation with Afrikaner theologians
|Article Title||A debate on attitudes to African religion: A conversation and confrontation with Afrikaner theologians|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Missiology and Religious Studies, University of the North|
|Publication Date||Apr 1999|
|Pages||131 - 137|
|Keyword(s)||Academic missiologists, African people culture, African Religion, Chaotic political rivalry, Colonialism, Dutch Reformed Church, Human rights, Polarisation in society, Racial separateness, Reductionism and Uniting Reformed Church|
This paper is a response to the three foregoing objections by Afrikaner theologians to my article ""The perspectives of 'undersiders' and 'topsiders' on African Religions"" (Kgatla 1997) that was published in Missionalia in December 1997. In that article I tried to expose and challenge the illusion of superiority of some white academics who pretend to know black culture better than black people themselves. Most of these white academics are former missionaries who worked among black people and were later promoted to the positions of lectureship in white controlled institutions.
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