Was the Belhar Confession a rejection of Modern Protestant Theology? Invoking the past as a shield for the future
Keywords:African reawakening, Apartheid, Barmen Theological Declaration, Belhar Confession, Modern Protestantism, reformed
AbstractThe dawn of Modern Protestantism has brought with it innovative ways of thinking and speaking about God. Enveloped in this innovation came a liberal thought and speech about God. The result was the fusion of culture and other human concerns with the Christian faith. In some instances this fusion produced in turn conditions for membership in the church of Christ. This paper attempts to delve into the impetus that was created by Modern Protestantism to reveal that the apartheid ordeal from which the South African community is struggling to recover from should be located within Modern Protestantism, yet it argues that it is impossible to completely chastise Modern Protestantism because of this.
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