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Limnandi Evangeli and Hlangani Bafundi: An exploration of the interrelationships between Christian choruses and South African songs of the struggle

J. Gertrud Tönsing
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 4 | a4339 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i4.4339 | © 2017 J. Gertrud Tönsing | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 2016 | Published: 13 November 2017

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J. Gertrud Tönsing, Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

This article explores the interrelationships between Christian choruses and South African songs of the struggle, which sometimes used the same tunes. The development of each genre is explained and the interrelationship between them analysed. One example is studied in more detail. Songs deeply influence people, be it in their faith or in their political action. A critical awareness of how these songs functioned and continue to function can deepen our understanding of the South African struggle for freedom as well as enriching our praxis today.

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