Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Contesting Post-RacialismConflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

R. Drew Smith, William Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie, and Rothney S. Tshaka

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628462005

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 17 November 2018

White Theology amidst White Rhetoric on Violence

White Theology amidst White Rhetoric on Violence

Chapter:
(p.96) White Theology amidst White Rhetoric on Violence
Source:
Contesting Post-Racialism
Author(s):

Cobus van Wyngaard

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0005

This essay explores contemporary South African white (and especially Afrikaner) rhetoric on violent crime as an expression of what can be described as a quasi-soteriology of the laager. It presents this rhetoric on violent crime as a continuation of white rhetoric on the Day of the Vow and the Anglo-Boer War, which describes Afrikaners as being under threat and salvation being found by withdrawal into a segregated existence. The presentation of white Afrikaners as being specifically targeted by violent crime is presented as a deliberate rhetorical option which should be read within this soteriological logic. In response to this soteriological problem the challenge of a soteriology which finds salvation in the wholeness of the entirety of society and the end of racist structures is presented as a challenge to the White Church.

Keywords:   whiteness, soteriology, violent crime, White Theology, Black Theology

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.