Social Sciences and Missions 23 (2010) 254–275 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187489410X511560 brill.nl/ssm Social Sciences and Missions Sciences sociales et missions 1) Ross, Robert, A Concise History of South Africa , Cambridge University Press 1999 (reprinted 2000), p. 1; See also Ross, Robert, “Getting to the New South Africa from the Old”, Ethnic and Racial Studies , vol. 19 (2) 1996. Contesting Promised Land: Moravian Mission Land Conﬂ ict in South Africa around 1900 Anne Folke Henningsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract At the Moravian mission station Goshen in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, conﬂ icts over land rights between missionaries and dissenting congregants around the turn of the twentieth cen- tury, led to court cases between the two parties. Th rough a case study of such a conﬂ ict with ensuing court cases, the strategies and practices of the parties involved are analysed and the impact of the civil disobedience of the dissenting congregants is shown. Résumé La station missionnaire morave de Goshen, à l’est du Cap en Afrique du Sud, vit émerger au tournant du vingtième siècle des conﬂ its entre missionnaires et croyants dissidents autour des droits sur la terre,
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Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: RACE; MORAVIAN MISSION CHURCH; SOUTH AFRICA; LAND CONFLICTS; COURT CASES
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