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J. DU PLESSIS

A History of Christian Missions in South Africa

Published: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, New York and Bombay & Calcutta, 1911

Edition: First

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This book covers a very large field of Missionary history from the earliest missionaries - both Catholic and Protestant right up to 1910. Dutch and English protestants, Moravians, Wesleyan, Paris Evangelicals, Catholics, Rhenish, American, Swiss, Scottish, Hanoverian. It contains a wealth of historical information in 43 chapters and 494 pages. The map is in excellent condition. Green cloth with titles to front and spine. A few small marks on green cloth. A neat copy.

Johannes du Plessis (1868–1935) was a South African theologian and Protestant missionary. Du Plessis is perhaps most remembered for helping lead an interracial coalition to push for reforms to empower black South Africans and lessen government discrimination in the early 1920s, such as by limiting the pass laws. He was ordained by the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, although relations between him and the DRC declined in his later life over his liberal and modernist theological views, culminating in an accusation of heresy and his dismissal as professor at the University of Stellenbosch.

Du Plessis helped found the South African Institude of Race Relations, a liberal research organization, in 1929. (wikipedia)

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 160 mm)
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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