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Title:The Wartime Roots of Anti-Apartheid: Pastoral Mission, Local Activism, and International Politics
Author:Skinner, RobISNI
Periodical:South African Historical Journal (ISSN 0258-2473)
Geographic term:South Africa
Anglican Church
Church and State
biographies (form)
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
Law, Human Rights and Violence
About persons:Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston (1913-1998)ISNI
Michael Scott (1907-1983)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02582470409464792
Abstract:During the 1940s, South African Christians, and the Anglican Church in particular, had engaged with a quest for a 'new order' characterized by an optimistic view of the possibilities for 'progress', the acceptance of the limited possibilities for political reform, and a continued acceptance of the moral legitimacy of the State. When it became clear that this movement for reform was making little headway, some in the church began to challenge that moral legitimacy. By the end of the 1940s, the Anglican anti-apartheid activists Michael Scott (1907-1983) and Trevor Huddleston (1913-1998) had developed the core of their stance against racial discrimination, which, as well as forming a response to the emerging policy of apartheid, looked back to the debates of the early 1940s. This paper examines the activities and importance of these two Anglican priests. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]