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Race, politics and religion : the first Catholic mission in Zululand (1895-1907)

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dc.contributor.author Denis, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-11T13:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-11T13:30:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Denis, P. 2010,'Race, politics and religion : the first Catholic mission in Zululand', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. XXXVI, no. 1, pp. 77-94. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4588
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the strategies deployed by the Catholic authorities in the late 19th century to gain access to Zululand, their approach to race relations and their relationship to the colonial enterprise in general. The first Catholic mission in Zululand was established in 1895 through a remarkable conjunction of events: the intervention of an ecclesiastical visitator, the decision made by John Dunn, the “white chief”, on his death bed to entrust the education of his children to the Catholic Church and Bishop Jolivet’s friendship with the British resident commissioner. The Catholic missionaries empathised with the Zulu culture, but remained imbued with colonial prejudices. They treated the first black Oblate and the first black priest in a discriminatory manner. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Catholic mission
dc.title Race, politics and religion : the first Catholic mission in Zululand (1895-1907) en
dc.type Article en


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