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Boesak, Allan 1945-

Works: 191 works in 432 publications in 6 languages and 6,392 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Academic theses  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Interviewee, htt, Honoree
Classifications: DT763, 261.8
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Farewell to innocence : a socio-ethical study on Black theology and Black power by Allan Boesak( Book )

34 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion at evolution of black activist consciousness and the emerging black liberation theology
Black and reformed : apartheid, liberation, and the Calvinist tradition by Allan Boesak( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are they weeping? : South Africans under apartheid by David C Turnley( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Africa has been swept by a firestorm of activism since 1984. The unvarying state response has been repression and the opposition rallying point the funeral. In a country where outdoor political gatherings have been forbidden since 1976, mass burials became heavily charged focus of grief, defiance, and politicization. Frequently the police and army have intervened, resulting in yet another round of mourning and violence."--Title page verso
If this is treason, I am guilty by Allan Boesak( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Boesak has been in the forefront of the struggle against apartheid in South Afica and has been increasingly recognised as a political as well as religious leader. Less public but equally important has been his role as a leading theologian among the forces resisting aparthied. This collection of addresses and sermons from 1979 to 1986 shows all aspects of Boesak's involvement in the anti-aparthied movement. It includes pieces that offer analysis of the church's role in political issues, as well as sermons and articles showing deep biblical understanding of the issues at stake. Among the selections are several of Boesak's important recent public speeches. All who are interested in the resistance to apartheid will find in this book the voice of a thoughtful, articulate, and eloquent leader
Walking on thorns : the call to Christian obedience by Allan Boesak( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeven preken van de Zuidafrikaanse predikant, één van de leiders van het kerkelijk verzet tegen de apartheidspolitiek
The finger of God : sermons on faith and socio-political responsibility by Allan Boesak( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Afrikaans and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When prayer makes news by Allan Boesak( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consideration of the document "A Theological Rationale and Call to Prayer for the End of Unjust Rule" and its impact on the South African church community and political situation in 1985
Dare we speak of hope? : searching for a language of life in faith and politics by Allan Boesak( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase "hopeful politics" has dominated our public discourse in connection with the inspiring rise of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and the remarkable election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. But what happens when that hope disappoints? Can it be salvaged? What is the relationship between faith, hope, and politics? In this book Allan Boesak meditates on what it really means to hope in light of present political realities and growing human pain. He argues that hope comes to life only when we truly face reality in the struggle for justice, dignity, and the life of the earth. Dare We Speak of Hope? is a critical, provocative, prophetic - and, above all, hopeful - book
Radical reconciliation : beyond political pietism and Christian quietism by Allan Boesak( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book calls for reconciliation in society that is radical, that goes to the roots. Too many initiatives for reconciliation, fail to remove the weeds of injustice at the roots, and thus stop short of completing the work required. Such political arrangements usually favor the rich and powerful, but deprive the powerless of justice and dignity. This is a form of political pietism, and when Christians refuse to name this situation for what it is, they are practicing Christian quietism. True reconciliation is radical. In this book the authors a South African prominent in the struggle against apartheid, and a white U.S. theologian who has served in pastoral roles in multi-racial congregations offer a vision of reconciliation and social justice grounded in the biblical story and their own experience of activism. After re-examining the meaning of reconciliation in the biblical context, the authors examine Jesus role as a radical reconciler and prophet of social justice. They go on to examine the role of reconciliation in religious communities and in the wider society."--Publisher's description
Kairos, crisis, and global apartheid : the challenge to prophetic resistance by Allan Boesak( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1985 Kairos Document came as a call to discern the devastating crises apartheid was causing and for the church to understand this as a Kairos moment and a call for conversion and action. Thirty years later Christians and faith communities across the world are facing global apartheid: in growing social and economic inequalities, environmental devastation, the destruction of societies and victimization of the defenseless through endless war and violence, and degradation of human dignity on a global scale are confronted with global apartheid. This book is call to discern these crises and to respond with faithful, prophetic resistance for the sake of the common good."--
A Call for an end to unjust rule( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharaohs on both sides of the blood-red waters : prophetic critique of empire ; resistance, justice, and the power of the hopeful sizwe -- a transatlantic conversation by Allan Boesak( )

5 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles, are we truly living in post-racial, post-apartheid societies where the word struggle is now out of place? Do we now truly realize that, as President Obama said, the situation for the Palestinian people is "intolerable"? This book argues that this is not so, and asks, "What has Soweto to do with Ferguson, New York with Cape Town, Baltimore with Ramallah?" With South Africa, the United States, and Palestine as the most immediate points of reference, it seeks to explore the global wave of renewed struggles and nonviolent revolutions led largely by young people and the challenges these pose to prophetic theology and the church. It invites the reader to engage in a trans-Atlantic conversation on freedom, justice, peace, and dignity. These struggles for justice reflect the proposal the book discusses: there are pharaohs on both sides of the blood-red waters. Central to this conversation are the issues of faith and struggles for justice; the call for reconciliation--its possibilities and risks; the challenges of and from youth leadership; prophetic resistance; and the resilient, audacious hope without which no struggle has a future. The book argues that these revolutions will only succeed if they are claimed, embraced, and driven by the people
Black theology, black power by Allan Boesak( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comfort and protest : reflections on the Apocalypse of John of Patmos by Allan Boesak( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African author Boesak discusses the implications of the Apocalypse especially in light of South Africa's political situation at the time of writing
Die vinger van God : Preke oor Geloof en die Politiek by Allan Boesak( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in German and Afrikaans and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unschuld die schuldig macht : eine sozialethische Studie über Schwarze Theologie und Schwarze Macht by Allan Boesak( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming in out of the wilderness : a comparative interpretation of the ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X by Allan Boesak( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerechtigkeit erhöht ein Volk : Texte aus dem Widerstand by Allan Boesak( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenderness of conscience : African renaissance and the spirituality of politics by Allan Boesak( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the waters of Meribah : Black liberation theology, the Miriamic tradition, and the challenges of twenty-first-century empire by Allan Boesak( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decades since Black liberation theology burst onto the scene, it has turned the world of church, society, and academia upside down. It has changed lives and ways of thinking as well. But now there is a question: What lessons has Black theology not learned as times have changed? In this expansion of the 2017 Yale Divinity School Beecher Lectures, Allan Boesak explores this question. If Black liberation theology had taken the issues discussed in these pages much more seriously--struggled with them much more intensely, thoroughly, and honestly--would it have been in a better position to help oppressed black people in Africa, the United States, and oppressed communities everywhere as they have faced the challenges of the last twenty-five years? In a critical, self-critical engagement with feminist and, especially, African feminist theologians in a trans-disciplinary conversation, Allan Boesak, as Black liberation theologian from the Global South, offers tentative but intriguing responses to the vital questions facing Black liberation theology today, particularly those questions raised by the women. --
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The tenderness of conscience : African renaissance and the spirituality of politics
The fire within : sermons from the edge of exile
Alternative Names
Allan Boesak religioso e attivista sudafricano

Allan Boesak South African anti-apartheid activist

Allan Boesak südafrikanischer reformierter Pastor, Theologe, Anti-Apartheid-Aktivist und zeitweise auch Politiker

Allan Boesak Zuid-Afrikaans politicus

Boesak, Allan

Boesak, Allan 1946-

Boesak, Allan A.

Boesak, Allan A. 1945-

Boesak, Allan A. 1946-

Boesak, Allan A. (Allan Aubrey)

Boesak, Allan A. (Allan Aubrey), 1945-

Boesak, Allan Aubrey

Boesak, Allan Aubrey 1946-

보삭, 앨런 1946-


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