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Law and the Prophets Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977

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ISBN-10: 0821419188

ISBN-13: 9780821419182

Edition: 2010

Authors: Daniel R. Magaziner

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The 1970s are a decade virtually lost to South African historiography. This span of years bridged the banning and exile of the country's best-known antiapartheid leaders in the early 1960s and the furious protests that erupted after the Soweto uprisings of June 16, 1976. "The Law and the Prophets" is an intellectual history of the resistance movement between 1968 and 1977; it follows the formation, early trials, and ultimate dissolution of the Black Consciousness movement. Magaziner argues that only by understanding how ideas about race, faith, and selfhood developed and were transformed in this period might we begin to understand the dramatic changes that took place.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction The Seventies
Making Black Consciousness
Sophiatown after the Fall: The Sixties
"Black man, you are on your own!": Black Students, White Liberals, and Adulthood
The Age of Philosophers: Becoming "Black Consciousness"
Emergent Gospel
Church, State, and the Death of God: A Prolegomenon to the Black Messiah
Christ in Context: The Changing Face of Christianity
The South African Voice: From Black Theology to the Black Messiah
The Movement
"I write what I like": Conscientization, Culture, and Politicization
The Age of Politics: Confronting the State
Keeping Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope, and the Cost of the Future
Conclusion: Yesterday is a Foreign Country