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Die rol van predikante van die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika tydens die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog (1899-1902)

Christo Pretoius
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 57, No 3/4 | a1868 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v57i3/4.1868 | © 2001 Christo Pretoius | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2001 | Published: 14 December 2001

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Christo Pretoius, Hervormde Teologlese Kollege, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The role of the ministers Of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). This article indicates that the ministers of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) played a consolidating role during the various phases of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). The course of the war brought about a diferentiation of this role. The preaching of the gospel and the rendering of ambulance services were typical ofthe first phase ofthe war. The Concentration and Prisoner of war camps, brought about by the "scorched earth policy", introduced new aspects to the role of the ministers. Their support of Boer victims and polemics against the British authorities emphasised the unity between the NHKA and the Boer Republics.

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