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Those pietistic missionaries: a time to reconsider?

W. A. Saayman

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 17, No 1 (1996), 202-214. doi: 10.4102/ve.v17i1.1120

Submitted: 19 July 1996
Published:  02 August 1996

Abstract

It is generally recognised that pietistic missionaries made an enormous contribution to Christian mission world-wide. The author analyses the contribution of Afrikaans-speaking pietist missionaries in South Africa, and their social involvement. He concludes that it was exactly their Pietist tradition which led them into meaningful socio-political involvement to change oppressive structures. This should, however, not be taken as a clean bill of health for pietism in general.

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