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“The weakness of some …”: Afrikaner civil religion and racial paternalism

Ivan Evans

in Cultures of Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719079047
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702208 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079047.003.0006
“The weakness of some …”: Afrikaner civil religion and racial paternalism

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This chapter shows that Afrikaners developed a theology that fused a virulent racism to a ‘strong state’ which they successfully manipulated to address the ‘poor white problem’. Afrikaners, in other words, sought to protect impoverished whites by making Social Gospelism the very business of the state itself.

Keywords: Afrikaners; racism; strong state; poor white problem; Social Gospelism

Chapter.  12120 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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