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Title:Religion and the political imagination in a changing South Africa
Editors:Mitchell, GordonISNI
Mullen, Eve
Series:Religion and society in transition
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:African religions
political change
African Independent Churches
Calvinist churches
Abstract:The essays in this collection explore diverse ways in which religion has shaped political imagination in South Africa over the past two decades. Contributions: Laying claim to the South African miracle: a study of the place of religion amongst competing theories of change (Gordon Mitchell); Violence, trauma and ways of healing in the context of transformative South Africa: a gender perspective on the dynamic and integrative potentials of 'healing' in African religion (Britta Hemshorn de Sánchez); Communicating issues of human concern: 'Bona Magazine' and the creation of a site for discussion of African culture and religion, c. 1970-1990 (Kirsten Ruether); Experiments in an independent African satyagraha: Gandhi, Shembe and the roots of passive resistance in South Africa (Andreas Heuser); The memory of Imam Haron in consolidating Muslim resistance in the apartheid struggle (Ursula Günther); The Muslim minority and civil society in South Africa (Inga Niehaus); The St. John's Apostolic Faith Mission and politics: the political dimension of an apolitical independent church (Peter Körner); Reporting on the state of emergency in 'Die Kerkbode' (Annette Rosenfeld); Occult beliefs, globalisation and the quest for development in African societies: the example of South Africa (Dirk Kohnert); An African renaissance of occult cosmology? On the continuity and divide of traditional belief systems in South Africa, 2000 (Jahsa Wiles); Spatial patterns of religions in Greater Cape Town (Caroline Flöel/Christoph Haferburg). [ASC Leiden abstract]