n HTS : Theological Studies - 350 Years Reformed in South Africa : the contribution of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

Volume 59, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



This paper traces the development in terms of its heritage and legacy of a Reformed Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, from its beginnings in the Scottish Mission, to the present. It notes the oppressive role of missionary dominated Mission Councils throughout most of its history as well as the formative events of the formation of the PCSA and the Mzimba Secession. This led to the establishment of an independent, albeit not autonomous church in 1923. The RPCSA had a proud record of participation in the ecumenical movement and in socio-political issues, in particular in education.

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