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Religious Responses to Environmental Crises in the Orange Free State Republic, C. 1896-C. 1898
Perichoresis: The Theological Journal of Emanuel University
The purpose of this article is to explore the religious responses within the Orange Free State republic to the environmental crises in the period c. 1896 to c. 1898. During this time the state was subjected to severe drought, flooding, and the outbreak of various diseases. The article examines the way in which these afflictions where interpreted by the Christian and wider community in terms of God's wrath for unrepented sins. The persistence of synchronistic elements of folk religion was seendoi:10.2478/perc-2018-0025 fatcat:xhnhe27serhw5pzqygv5nzbqmy