The forgotten struggle of Albert Geyser against racism and apartheid

Show simple item record Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) De Villiers, P.G.R. (Pieter Gideon Retief) Buitendag, Johan 2015-06-05T07:20:39Z 2015-06-05T07:20:39Z 2014-11-20
dc.description This article serves as introduction to the very first A.S. Geyser Commemoration Lecture held on 17 February 2014 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Albertus (Albert) Stephanus Geyser (10 Feb. 1918 – 13 June 1985) was a South African cleric, scholar and anti-apartheid theologian. On 17 February 2014 his alma mater, the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, presented the first commemoration lecture in tribute to the legacy of A.S. Geyser. This article portrays the décor of this commemoration. The article addresses the need to recall his contributions by discussing his prestigious career as a young academic, his transformation into an opponent of apartheid, the opposition against and persecution of him and his protest against apartheid. It discusses Geyser’s conviction that apartheid could not be justified on the basis of the Bible and theological grounds. His activism is rooted in his biblical thought. The article reflects on Geyser’s view that the church could be a powerful presence in the state and world while not compromising its message and preaching of the gospel of peace and love. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Van Aarde, A.G., De Villiers, Pieter G.R. & Buitendag, J., 2014, ‘The forgotten struggle of Albert Geyser against racism and apartheid’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2820, 10 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2820 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2820
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Struggle en_ZA
dc.subject Racism en_ZA
dc.subject Apartheid en_ZA
dc.subject Albertus Stephanus Geyser (1918–1985) en_ZA
dc.subject South African cleric en_ZA
dc.subject South African scholar en_ZA
dc.subject Anti-apartheid theologian en_ZA
dc.title The forgotten struggle of Albert Geyser against racism and apartheid en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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