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The Church Struggle in South Africa
July 1, 2005
The Church Struggle in South Africa, written by John de Gruchy, provides a well-balanced account of the multifaceted role played by Christian churches in the rise and fall of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. The author's thoughtful examination addresses both the long complicity of churches with the project of racial discrimination and their central role in struggling against the oppressive regime. By putting aside one-sided narratives and directly addressing the complexity of this interaction, the author raises important questions about the sources of evil and justice, as well as the possibilities for reconciliation.