Religion: White Theology's Last Bastion

The Afrikaans churches are shunned abroad, isolated at home

At the somber granite monument to South Africa's Boer pioneers near Pretoria, at Krugersdorp where the Boers defied the British and re-established their republic, and at other sites across the nation, white Afrikaners gathered to mark the Day of the Covenant, their Thanksgiving. It was on Dec. 16, 1838, that 470 Afrikaner farmers fought off a raid by 15,000 Zulu warriors, killing 3,000 of the attackers without losing any of their own number. On the eve of the battle, the Afrikaners vowed that if God...

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