The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) and African Perspectives Publishing invite you to a public lecture by Dr Allan Boesak marking the launch of Prof. M. John Lamola’s Sowing Tears: A Documentary History of the Church Struggle Against Apartheid 1960-1990.
Rev Dr Allan Aubrey Boesak is a Black liberation theologian and global human rights activist. He served the church in various ecumenical positions, including as Moderator of his church, Senior Vice President of the South African Council of Churches, and President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. He rose to prominence during the 1980s as an outspoken critic and opponent of the National Party’s policies and became one of the founding patrons of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. Currently Professor of Black liberation theology and ethics at the University of Pretoria, Prof. Boesak is author of 23 books, the most recent being Children of the Waters of Meribah: Black Liberation Theology, the Miriamic Tradition and the Challenges of 21st Century Empire. (Cascade, 2019) He is the recipient of 13 honorary doctoral degrees and over 20 international awards.
The book by Professor Lamola, a former theologian and now Philosopher of Technology at UJ’s Institute for Intelligent Systems, is a historicist interpretation of the how Christian religious practice was recuperated and mobilised into a political force for a non-racial and democratic South Africa. Available from https://www.amazon.com/Sowing-Tears-Documentary-Struggle-Apartheid/dp/1990931243/
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