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dc.contributor.authorVan der Borght, E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-14T12:10:51Z
dc.date.available2018-11-14T12:10:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationVan der Borght, E. A. J. G. (2011). “Unity that sanctifies diversity”: Cottesloe revisited. Acta Theologica, 31(2), 315-328.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9507
dc.description.abstractThe Cottesloe Consultation (1960) is an important milestone in the ecumenical struggle against apartheid and racism in general. This article tries to find out whether the theological arguments developed within the ecumenical movement are solid enough to withstand the threat of divisions on the basis of race, nation, tribe, and ethnicity that have the potential to tear apart the one church of Christ. In order to answer the questions the historical and textual background of the text of the Cottesloe Consultation is analyzed. It reveals that exactly at the place where the text tries to theologically justify the diversity of people within the unity of the church of humanity, the drafters could not rely on help from the theological commission of the World Council of Churches, and relied on an expressions coming from the defense of the then apartheid churches in South Africa, that is “unity sanctifies diversity”. It illustrates that next to a moral answer the theological argument still requires further development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectCottesloeen_US
dc.subjectUnityen_US
dc.subjectDiversityen_US
dc.title“Unity that sanctifies diversity”: Cottesloe revisiteden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_US
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US


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