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Prophecy in the history of South Africa

Show simple item record Saayman W. en 2012-11-01T16:31:34Z 2012-11-01T16:31:34Z 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation Missionalia en
dc.identifier.citation 33 en
dc.identifier.citation 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 2569507 en
dc.description.abstract A brief survey of four prophetic figures in the history of South Africa (Ntsikana, Nongqawuse, Siener van Rensburg and Beyers Naudé) show that a prophet is a visionary intermediary, mediating a message between an authority (God) and an audience. Operating in stressful situations, prophets speak and act with the authority conferred on them by appreciative audiences, often in alliance with (or in opposition to) political powers. The HIV/Aids pandemic and poverty are stressful situations calling for prophetic voices in contemporary South Africa. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Prophecy in the history of South Africa en
dc.type Conference Paper en

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